Black Tea, Today's Tea

Wǔ Yí Hóng Chá Jīn Jùn Mèi, 武夷紅茶金骏眉, Bohea Tea Golden Eyebrow Black Tea

Spring 2020; var. Wuyi Caicha; (Lester Paul (Doctor of Judicial Science) ) Wuyi Shan, Nanping, Fujian; buds only, (xiao chi gan?) unsmoked; >1200m; #TodaysTea#今天的茶#JīnTiāndeChá.

Infusion: 1 sachet (4.68g) in 180-200ml for 20-30sec.@100deg. C;

Dry Leaf Aroma: malty, bready, hints of rose, prune, and dates;
Wet Leaf Aroma: sultanas, raisins, currents, a hint of apricot;
Liquor: red amber colour with strong, malty and carob aroma;
Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, oily, stimulating, with a late, bitter onset;
Taste: carob, bready, raisins and dates, hints of rose, with lingering mineral after taste;

Opinion: It is hard for me to express how I feel about this tea. Everything about it is strong, brash, opinionated, “in your face” aggressive, and, … perplexing. I was never a fan of carob, and this tea has it all over from aroma to taste, it screams, “carob!” like some demented child overacting its floor-time. However, once past that the tea has a subtle, sweet, lingering, and enticing charm. I’m really quite flummoxed. I will definitely have to drink more of it.