I have to agree with Zeks that this tea smells and tastes like Cognac, but without any of the bite. It is smooth and creamy- much lighter than the black teas that I tend to enjoy, but I love this one just the same. This is great brewed both Western and gongfu style.
2012 Imperial Mengku Pure Old Tree Golden Buds Tea
This is a spring batch of pure old tree black tea from Mengku area of Lincang in Yunnan, where it has one of the biggest acreage of old tea trees.
Well-selected the plump buds from tea plantation with altitude over 1200 meters high, adopted the traditional Yunnan gongfu black tea making process, this tea enjoys very deep floral/sweet aroma, rich taste full of sweetness with no astrigency at all; dense, thick & sticky tea liquid, with smooth & deep throat feeling, which is one obvious characters of old tea trees.
Tea tree: old trees with age average of over 150 years old; big leaf variety in Mengku, Lincang areas of Yunnan.
Harvest time: 2012 springPicking standard: One bud Shape: Tight, plump bud Dried tea color: golden color full of tea hair Aroma: fresh, high sweetness Tea soup color: bright orange color Taste: fresh, sweet, delicate & mellow, long aftertaste