Wednesday, May 4, 2011
According to Chicago Tea Garden this tea was grown in the Anhui Province of China. The dry leaves were small and very dark in color with a slightly curled appearance. I prepared this tea in a porcelain gaiwan using 212 degree water and three consecutive one minute steepings. The liquor was coppery red in color.
This tea was light and smooth with a very complex flavor profile. It was at once fruity, floral, smoky and malty. At times it reminded me of freshly baked bread as well. I love a tea like this because without realizing it you automatically slow down and focus your attention to catch all of the little changes in flavor. I would definitely recommend this tea.