I’m thoroughly enjoying this sweet roasty tea, while preparing for a 4 day trip up north. It will be fun but crazy, as at some point there will be about 20 of us there.
This tea has dark shiny curled leaves that yield a brown tinged saffron broth.
This tea has more roasted grain notes and less chocolate notes than other Rizhao black teas I’ve had but it is still delicious. Some documents refer to Rizhao black teas as Rizhao plum tea and I can see why here as this tea has a nice fruity tone that lies between plum and sweet cherry. The tea also has strong honey, and cinnamon notes. Also present are light malt, cocoa, something slightly nutty (hinting towards walnut) and a hint of vanilla. Overall another delicious tea from this region.
Thanks to TastyBrew who sent this to me as part of our Rizhao tea exploration.