The Fu'An area along the coast near the border with Zhejiang Province is mountainous and famous for its white teas. The varietals grown in these mountains, now over hundreds of years, are also made into wonderful black teas. Our No. 6 is a local varietal grown near the Tan Yang village. The farm produces both a very high grade Bai Mu Dan and a selection of high-grade blacks such as No. 6. This lot is made in the very popular "Golden Eyebrow" style.
We purchased this lot April 6th at the farm's shop in the tea market. The leaves have been crafted in the style of a Golden Eyebrow - thin and elegant, consistent in shape and size.
Lot is made in the traditional style of a Fujianese black tea. Fu'An is known for blacks in the style of Congou, Panyang, and Tan Yang. Number 6 was grown and made on a farm near the village of Tan Yang. It was harvested April 4th, 2019.
Aroma is decidedly malty. The cup is sweet, nuanced and clean. Taste offers notes of chocolate. The finish lingers with a nice warming effect. Can take milk and sugar if one so desires!
Use water warmed to 195-205 F, 3-4 grams (a full teaspoon) of leaf for 8-12 ounces of water. Steep for 2 - 2.5 minutes and taste. All the notes of this early pick tea should be open to enjoy. Leaves will offer multiple steeps.