Plum Beauty Black 2019 Mengsong Dianhong

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From Bitterleaf Teas

After our original sheng and then shou, Plum Beauty expansion has now moved into black tea territory.

This tea is made from the same “silver” grade old tree material as our original 2017 Plum Beauty sheng and makes for an excellent black tea that is both rich and fragrant.

Unlike most black teas, this one is processed uniquely, undergoing a single roasting that leaves a little bit of room on the top for further oxidization. Our experience drinking this exact tea from previous years is that it can be expected to smooth and fill out over time, making it a suitable candidate for storage of up to 2 years.

As it is right now, this tea has some crisp fruity notes and a unique fragrance, but you can expect it to develop over time. In order to get the most out of it, we recommend reducing your water temperature slightly to 80-85c.

Picking period: Pre-April 8

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Gongfu!

I’m on a black tea kick right now, and this is one of several black teas that I had over the weekend. Here’s what I wrote on instagram during the session:

“I’m sipping on some incredible Dianhong at the moment!! The dry leaf smells so good; sweet notes of brown sugar and fruit, with a hint of sweey potato. The taste of the first few infusions completely blew my mind; very brown sugar bruleed sweet potato & yams with rich notes of malt, buckwheat honey, molasses, brandy, black cherry, stonefruits, and fig!! A little brightness at the top, but then full bodied, dense sweetness. Totally going to be pushing this until there’s absolutely nothing left for the leaves to give…”

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Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdVubZ6fZaU

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I had this yesterday in the cute lil’ cat gaiwan that Bitterleaf has and I cried. but the crying was probably just that I had been wanting some dianhong (or all of the dianhongs) but have mostly been sticking to getting rid of all this green (+also some oolongs) tea that I’ve been hoarding like some kind of monster. THIS is a beautiful dianhong tho, rich…fruitiness? that’s what I remember, which isn’t helpful…and I wrote on the back ‘drink in one year’ so….I guess I’m saving the rest? okay future self.

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Happy Dian Hong! :D

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