High Mountain Hong Shui Oolong Tea, Lot # 121
If you like Wuyi style and Phoenix style heavier oxidised oolongs from the mainland, you will find Hong Shui as captivating and rewarding when you give it the required time to embrace its presence. This is a complex and opulent tea that requires several infusions to reveal all of its different layers of taste, texture and aromas. You will be charmed by the beautiful, deep, reddish-brown liqueur that will captivate the nose with a whirlwind of aromas of spices, baked caramel (crème-brûlée, to be more specific), roasted nuts, and some more sensual musk tones. It is not an “in your face” type of tea and one must be receptive and patient as it will require several steepings to fully reveal itself.
Style of tea
Higher Oxidized Oolong Tea
Jin Xuan, TRES No. 12
Pronounced Oven Roasting