China Fujian Anxi Wild 'Jin Guan Yin' Black Tea

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Black Tea
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Caramel, Floral, Honey, Malt, Smooth
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A most unique black tea produced from an abandoned tea farm utilising a mixture of oolong and black tea processing. It has a light sweet honeyed taste which lingers in the mouth, without any trace of malt or astringency.

The Chinese market for Anxi oolongs boomed in the 90s and 00s but the bubbled popped resulting in many farmers giving up on growing tea and abandoning their farms. This particular tea is produced from an abandoned tea farm growing the Jin GuanYin cultivar.

Tasting Notes:
- Very smooth texture
- Very light for a black with a lingering honey sweet taste

Harvest: Spring, April 4th 2020

Origin: Long Juan village, Anxi county, Fujian, China
Altitude: 700m
Farmer: Mr. Tang

Cultivar: Jin GuanYin

Sourced: Specialist Fujian tea wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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1478 tasting notes

Backlog: This one is elusively light. I’ve put off writing about it to properly describe it, but doesn’t usually last passed the 3rd or 4th cup. It’s smooth, sweet, floral-vaguely rosey, balanced, and honeyed in a bright amber liquor, but then it fades to a light orange or yellow. The second steep is kinda in the chocolaty category of blacks, but honey dominates. I haven’t really pinned it down-it burst in flavor once then becomes weak.

I’d say it’s a good one, but a more subtle tea overall unless I gong fu it at a ratio that is just right. Over leafing it muddles the flavor gong fu or western, but it’s way too weak with too little leaf, and too malty tumbler.

Flavors: Caramel, Floral, Honey, Malt, Smooth


I had difficulty with this tea. I could tell it was well crafted, but I also found it very light and subtle.

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