Hunan Hong Cha
This black tea has big leaves. They unravel into fat brown tea leaves that hail from China’s Hunan province just north of Guangdong.
The twisted dry leaves have a robust aroma. In a warmed gaiwan, the leaves emit a hearty scent slightly reminiscent of cherries. After brewing, the wet leaves present the cherry aroma once again.
The liquor turns from dark red-brown to golden yellow throughout the session, where it starts off strong, yet not overpowering. In the end, the tea leaves a thick, syrupy sweetness in the back of the throat.