I used 7g in a 220ml yixing pot.
1: 1min 90C
2: 2min 90C
3: 3min 90C
Malty slightly sweet. A bit of dark chocolate? A very slight astringency on the aftertaste.
A superb black tea.
“I used 7g in a 220ml yixing pot. Three infusions 1: 1min 90C 2: 2min 90C 3: 3min 90C Malty slightly sweet. A bit of dark chocolate? A very slight astringency on the aftertaste. A superb...” Read full tasting note
“*terriharplady* my dearest tea sisiter, let me have a bit of this when i was at her house exploring her teas haha. I have to say that this is a really delicious tea from YS. It actually hit the...” Read full tasting note
“*Lewis & Clarke TTB* Hooray, more Yunnan Sourcing! I wish every company had been this generous with their sample sizes, because then I don't feel bad about trying every tea they included! :D The...” Read full tasting note
“*L & C TTB* I had this tea today at work. I don't remember much except I liked it. I think it was a little malty, a little chocolately. It was good. Sorry. Today has not been a good day at...” Read full tasting note
A premium Feng Qing black tea made entirely from first flush spring 2013 tea. Small leaf/bud sets were hand-picked and expertly processed into this classic style of Dian Hong first mastered by the Feng Qing tea factory in 1958.
The taste of “Classic 58 Dian Hong” is at malty, floral, sweet and slightly bitter all at once. Very textured taste, pungent aroma and long-lasting feeling in the mouth!
- Small batch processing
- Limited quantity from this single family producer!
- Tea bushes are betwen 50 and 70 years old!
- Original Feng Qing tea bush varietal from Qing Dynasty!
Mid-March 2013 Harvest!
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Premium Feng Qing Classic 58 Dian Hong *Spring 2014*Yunnan Sourcing
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terriharplady my dearest tea sisiter, let me have a bit of this when i was at her house exploring her teas haha. I have to say that this is a really delicious tea from YS. It actually hit the spot a little better than LB this morning, but don’t tell LB that! I brewed this one western for ease and was left with a really delicious, slightly sweet but malty cup of tea. i didn’t get much astringency in the cup, which was nice. I’ll have to try the other teal of this variety that i picked up from terri as well and see how it compares.
Lewis & Clarke TTB
Hooray, more Yunnan Sourcing! I wish every company had been this generous with their sample sizes, because then I don’t feel bad about trying every tea they included! :D The leaves of this tea and thin and very straight, almost like pine needles or twigs. They appear to be mostly dark with some spots of gold. The dry leaves smell very sweet and malty with honey notes. I did my general “black tea” parameters of 200 degree water for 3 minutes.
Once brewed, it smells strong and malty with a little bit of an earthy note. I can also smell raisins and honey/molasses. Just as an aside, I don’t generally enjoy this style of Yunnan as much just because they tend to get into the earthy/mineral side of things. This one, however, barely touches those notes. It’s mostly lovely malty bread with a bit of sweet potato and dark fruit flavors. There’s a little hint of earth in the background, but it doesn’t bother me here. I am pleasantly surprised by this one! :)
Flavors: Baked Bread, Dried Fruit, Earth, Honey, Malt, Molasses, Raisins, Sweet Potatoes
L & C TTB
I had this tea today at work. I don’t remember much except I liked it. I think it was a little malty, a little chocolately. It was good.
Today has not been a good day at work.
Lewis and Clarke TTB
This tea is pretty, brown and gold leaves twisted into strands.
4g 4oz 195F 1,2,3 minute steeps. Sweetened
The first cup is dark and malty, and a touch of dark cocoa. The second cup looses the cocoa, and is very malty. The third brings back some of the cocoa again. I don’t know if its because of the sweetener I added, but I (thankfully) didn’t get any bitterness from this.
Flavors: Cocoa, Malt
ahhhh…nothing like a cup of deliciousness & the time to enjoy it.
I made one of my awesome breakfasts, & drank a couple of steeps of this one, with it’s rich malty & sweet taste, nice thick & kind of shiny mouth, hint of florals & tantalizing bitter edge. I’m sure it would be even better gongfu, but we do what we can.
The 2 yixings I ordered came this week. I started seasoning one of them for smokey zheng shan xiao zhong types, & my plans for the other one was for either yunnan or fujian, but I’m having a hard time making up my mind which.
Now I’m having 2nd thoughts about the smokey tea, & thinking I might reboil that one & start over…or maybe I’ll order another tiny teapot…LOL
Heading out to my youngest Grandchild’s birthday party (he’s 8 now), but I plan to spend the rest of the weekend in my PJs, sipping teas & getting caught up on all my favorite steepster friend’s reviews (there are so many of you!)