An unusual, high-fire black Congou offers a very distinctive, lightly sweet flavor. This lot of Fujian Black offers leaves that are long, thin and wiry. The telling characteristic of this tea from other Fujian Congou is in the firing which has elevated the aroma of the tea but has not created a smoky flavor.
Why we selected this lot. It offers an unusual black tea experience given its taste profile. It is a refreshing cup. The leaves steep to a crisp, bright-red color indicating the oxidization of the leaves was well-handled. The pricing is also attractive in today's high-demand black tea market.
Interesting facts about this lot. Grown near Fuzhou along the coast of Fujian Province. It is small farm harvested from a local varietal. The taste is crafted to local custom. It is not a tea that is typically exported. It will age well.
Taste profile. The aroma is pleasant and noticeably high-fire. Taste is naturally sweet, light and clean.
Brewing suggestions. Use a rounded teaspoon (3-4 grams) of leaf for 8-12 ounces of water at a temperature of 195-205 degrees F. Steep for 2-3 minutes and taste. At 2 minutes there is nice light note to the tea. It builds body with more time.