I have no clue what this tea is that I drank. Actually, that’s a lie. It’s a black, and I think it’s jin jun mei, in part because of the short, slender leaves, and in part because I think I might have used a translator app on the packaging at one point?
Ok yes, I just used google translate again, and it talks about how the “Jin Junmei was picked in the Wuyishan National Nature Reserve in the high altitude of 1500-1800 meters before the Qingming festival.” Etc. etc. (Note that I moved my note from “Random Steepings” to this entry after checking the translation.)
Anyhow, had this tea for the first time quite a while ago, and the open packet sat on various surfaces until the other day, when I noticed that much of it had spilled out. Oops. I recovered what I could, and brewed the last of it up. It’s quite tasty – a very rich dark chocolate flavour. A tea I’d drink again if I had any clue of where to find it, or where it came from. It’s likely either from Sil or a random sample from a swap, or even something I just picked up somewhere. I have no idea. Although, it’s in a golden foil packet, and I do recall finding two golden-packeted teas in my straight tea bin the other day, although I don’t think there was any English on them otherwise I’d have noted it (this tea does say on it, Refined Chinese Tea).
One of the better Jin Jun Meis I’ve tried, owing to the richness of the chocolate. Very good!