Zhenghe Hong Gong Fu
This is another beautiful find from the great Fujian region. The small, dark leaves with their copper-hued buds yield a luxurious liquor that carries a scent of opulent flowers, musk, and sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). On the palate, the sweet flavours team up with a floral attack (roses, peonies) and a suite of aromas that suggest fruit preserves (plums, cherries, quince, and pomegranate) and grains (fresh wheat bran). Also present is a delicate taste of autumn honey and spicy fruit (pumpkin pie). With its fine, smooth texture, this is a great example of a well-balanced and fragrant Chinese black tea.