Nannuoshan is a recent tea company based in Berlin. Gabriele , seen on Steepster , founder of Nannuoshan,adorably sent me some samples to permit me to get an idea of the quality of his teas.
Today I wanted to start the day with a black tea , with this high grade Keemun . I began by not respecting the indications Gabriele gave me … yes … I did not prepare this tea in a Gaiwan , I did not rinse the leaves etc … I prepared my tea Western style but in a Japanese teapot with a big volume. When a tea is good it must be also Western style. This is my first principle anyway.
The leave is thin , thin and curly , almost frothy and swollen. It foolishly smells malt and bitter cocoa.
I respected the recommended temperature and time to maximum infusion.
The liquor is very dark and exhales malt and smoke scents.
Come on, I taste … .I do not know what to expect … this is my first tea from this company .
generous full-bodied,even strong. Clearly a morning tea , very malty , it will awake the most sleepy one without any problem. First : this is on a fine note,light but then the body of the tea is revealed , as its strong notes of cocoa , tobacco and leather. The aftertaste makes a great tribute to smoky notes , frankly smoked.
This is a tea with a strong personality but very easy to drink. A nice selection . I love it .
Pics available here : https://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/yi-ji-qi-hong-xiang-luo-nannuoshan/