Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong (traditional)

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Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Prepared in my Jian Shui gaiwan, and served in my porcelain tea cup via my glass cha hai. Filtered Santa Monica municipal water just off the boil throughout. 8 infusions from 10 to 60+ seconds....” Read full tasting note
  • “A delicious, chocolatey experience. I actually like slightly overbrewing it to accentuate the dark chocolate notes. It tastes like biting into a bitter dark chocolate bar, whose flavor gradually...” Read full tasting note
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Dark chocolate notes coming from the dry dark roasted high grade tiny tea leafs picked in Wuyi mountain located in Fujian prov. Strong and dark thick tea liqour your are going to get right after the first infusion.Bitter-sweet sensation in your mouth and dark prune notes along with light smokiness which is the sign of traditional processing. Slight fruity taste lingers in throat after few cups.

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Prepared in my Jian Shui gaiwan, and served in my porcelain tea cup via my glass cha hai. Filtered Santa Monica municipal water just off the boil throughout.

8 infusions from 10 to 60+ seconds. Sienna liquor with harvest gold highlights; gentle roast in the nose with hints of Japanese yam and barley; faint floral and mineral notes present a lingering chocolate-tinged sweetness. Moderately malty, but very little smoke on the palate. Finishes medium-dry with a distinctive nutty/grassy flavor I can’t quite put a name to (perhaps what others have referred to as “oaky”?). Longer infusions bring out more cocoa and darker toast flavors with a tiny bit of smoke in the finish.

Smooth, medium-light bodied, and surprisingly refreshing.

Closer to a good Keemun than a Lapsang Souchong, this is a unique and interesting Hong cha, well worth sampling.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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A delicious, chocolatey experience. I actually like slightly overbrewing it to accentuate the dark chocolate notes. It tastes like biting into a bitter dark chocolate bar, whose flavor gradually softens to rich milk chocolate. Other flavors include cafe mocha, cherry cordial, and blackberry syrup. Some sweet woody notes linger in the background.

An exceptional black tea. Very few black teas deliver the richness and depth of flavor as this one.

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