Jinggu Old Arbor Black Tea from Da Qing Village

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Black Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 4 g 7 oz / 214 ml

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  • “This is not a bold, tippy, chocolatey Yunnan gold bud tea; it’s much more floral and fruity and complex. I have to say, steeps 2-5 are great. It kind of tapers off pretty quickly to where I wonder...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This one from terri is more up my alley. Spring 2015 is the version she sent me. It’s not a bold malty tea, but there is more going on here to make it a more complex brew than the last tea. This...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ho Hum. Just another in a long line of delicious old/wild arbor black teas from YS. This is not raisiny and malty like the Yi Wu mountain Assamica tea, with more brightness on the tongue, some...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Reviewing Spring 2015 This is an outstanding old arbor tea. Big, luscious full leaves and buds with thick stems. The aroma and flavor are quite similar to a Feng Qing black tea I’ve tried...” Read full tasting note

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Da Qing village is a high altitude Jinggu village where old tea trees ranging from 80 to 300 years old grow. Our black tea is harvested from these tea trees and is the 2nd flush harvest of Spring 2015.

Natural processing with ambient wilting and no roasting preserves the raw character of the tea while imparting a floral and fruit sweetness to it. Very pure in aroma, taste and feeling.

Grown naturally without pesticides!

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This is not a bold, tippy, chocolatey Yunnan gold bud tea; it’s much more floral and fruity and complex. I have to say, steeps 2-5 are great. It kind of tapers off pretty quickly to where I wonder why I’m continuing to steep the leaves. I’ve also found it a bit difficult to truly dial in the perfect protocol for steeping this tea, as brewing it too hot or too long brings out some unpleasant notes, and it can easily be brewed too weak by overcorrecting for this. I wouldn’t view this as a straight black tea, but should be approached as one would with an oolong, taking care to brew it at the right temperature and appreciating the lighter notes rather than waiting and expecting a big punch of chocolatey sweetness.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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This one from terri is more up my alley. Spring 2015 is the version she sent me. It’s not a bold malty tea, but there is more going on here to make it a more complex brew than the last tea. This has a great smooth taste, but without becoming bold and dark. There’s maybe some hints of sweetness here…but sweet like a rich caramel versus a fruit. Interesting tea to try. Thanks terri!

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Ho Hum. Just another in a long line of delicious old/wild arbor black teas from YS. This is not raisiny and malty like the Yi Wu mountain Assamica tea, with more brightness on the tongue, some caramel sweetness and a little bit of that leather/cherry flavor that you find in Keemuns. Amenable to all kinds of brewing approaches with absolutely no harshness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Reviewing Spring 2015

This is an outstanding old arbor tea. Big, luscious full leaves and buds with thick stems. The aroma and flavor are quite similar to a Feng Qing black tea I’ve tried previously, fully fruity and malty. Even short steeps give full, thick body. Really nice black tea.

Preparation
4 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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