Honeysuckle Black

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Black Tea
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Black Tea
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Honeysuckle Black is produced from the Jin Guan Yin oolong cultivar, originally from Anxi, Fujian, but recently transplanted and grown in Anhua, Hunan and then processed as a black tea. Jin Guan Yin is a fairly recent hybrid cultivar of Huang Jin Gui and Tie Guan Yin. It is normally processed as a rolled oolong with a light oxidation and roast, similar to its parents.

Honeysuckle Black is a Ming Qian tea, which means a tea picked before the Qing Ming, or Tomb Sweeping Festival in China. It is a very small window of picking, reserved for high quality teas such as Longjing (Dragonwell), and Jin Jun Mei (Golden Eyebrow). The pluck is very particular – one bud and one leaf – which means extra detail taken to picking and extra processing time to make sure the bud and leaf remain intact. This is due to the delicateness of the tea; too much processing will remove the fine golden down from the leaf. The one bud one leaf plucking standard is not often seen in Ming Qian teas.

Tasting Notes: Thick and honeyed, with muscatel, fruity overtones. The golden down is so abundant it floats in the cup.

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Since 1894, Murchie’s has been importing and blending the finest quality teas from select gardens around the world. As the decades have passed, the art of tea blending and tradition of excellence are handed down along with the old recipes. Today, Murchie’s offers traditional products and classic blends while also developing new combinations for a new generation of tea drinkers. We are proud to provide blends for events and occasions, from local landmarks to national observations and royal milestones.

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