I can’t call this remarkable, but this is certainly a very good black. Just that my favourites are better.
2012 Spring Imperial Jin Mao Hou (Golden Monkey) Black Tea
This Jin Mao Hou black tea is named after its tea leaves appearance looking like the lightly-curved golden hair from monkey.
Carefully hand-picked one bud with one leaf, direct from tea workshop in Fuan county, Fujiang province, through careful, a series of Gongfu making process, this tea enjoys very rich, full body taste with complex, constantly-change mouth feeling after sipping the tea liquid; Fruity aroma & sticky taste with lingering sweetness in the mouth without any bitterness or astringency.
Note: tested for European market.
Harvest time: 2012 spring
Picking standard: One bud with one leaf
Shape: tight, lightly-curved stick shape
Dried tea color: bloom dark color with tippy golden tea bud
Aroma: fresh, ripe fruity aroma
Tea soup color: bright orange-red color with high transparency & golden ringTaste: fresh, sticky, rich body taste with ripe peach taste.