Exotic is a good word to describe this tea. Not quite like any other we have ever cupped. The leaves are more golden brown than deep black. The brew is smoky, deep, and fills your whole mouth. Not as smoky as a Lapsang, but definitely there. Others get a hint of chocolate before the cup is gone.
Ingredients: China black tea
Beautiful little leaves picked before and just around the Qing Ming festival (April 5, 2020) that have been specially processed. Small batches, about a kilo at a time, were de-enzymed...
Oh, my, this is a good tea! Half kilos of leaves (about a pound) are de-enzymed between 140-160 degrees C. Then the leaves are twisted three times while they are...