Feng Qing "Xiang Gui" Dian Hong Black Tea * Spring 2016

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Caramel, Creamy, Forest Floor, Malt, Round , Sugarcane, Chocolate, Fruity, Milk, Plums
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Average preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec 2 g 33 oz / 976 ml

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  • “Golden flat needles, of a lighter shade. Aroma of hay, earth, and wood. Taste of Malt, earth, wood, Bamboo… This tea has a smooth mouth, a fulfilling feeling about it, and a satisfying earthy...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea has the nicest appearance of about any tea I have ever seen. It consists of slightly flattened, closed to barely-opened buds that are all covered in shiny golden hairs. The smell of the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I would agree with Allan there is a chocolate, malty & fruit note. Perhaps I should try with a touch of sugar (gasp!) as sometimes the malt & chocolate is too much for me with red tea, its...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea, which I believe is all buds, is pretty good. It’s got a malty note, a chocolaty note and a fruity note. Because I added a small amount of sugar the fruity note seems strongest. Tastes...” Read full tasting note
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Golden flat needles, of a lighter shade.
Aroma of hay, earth, and wood.
Taste of Malt, earth, wood, Bamboo…
This tea has a smooth mouth, a fulfilling feeling about it, and a satisfying earthy depth, almost like chocolate or coffee, almost like a shu puerh, although that may because I went a little heavy on the leaf, since this is a sipdown.
For me, this is a more savory Dian Hong, not as sweet as some, a little more earthy and Manly, but perfect for this morning, when I’m prepping to go out to play in my garden.
Ensemble: Bass, cello, viola, bass clarinet, clarinet, Bassoon, English Horn, Bamboo flute, wind chime, wood block.

Arby

I almost had this for my morning cup before I left the house. The description of “earthy and manly” made me laugh, I think I’ll have to try this when I get home or sometimes this weekend.

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This tea has the nicest appearance of about any tea I have ever seen. It consists of slightly flattened, closed to barely-opened buds that are all covered in shiny golden hairs. The smell of the dried leaves is fresh and has that typically dianhong-ish aromatic sweetness that reminds of sugarcane or even caramel. That same sweetness is present in the smell of the wet leaves.

The cup is very nicely golden-colored, with a smooth and balanced taste. The aforementioned sweetness is somewhat less bold and prominent than in some other dianhongs I have had, giving a somewhat subtler feel to this tea. Alongside of the sweetness there is some fruitiness, and I also taste something damp-foresty or mushroomy in there (not sure if I like that). The finish is slightly peppery and mineral. The sip is very smooth and has almost no (and certainly no unpleasant) astringency.

Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Forest Floor, Malt, Round , Sugarcane

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 50 OZ / 1478 ML

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I would agree with Allan there is a chocolate, malty & fruit note. Perhaps I should try with a touch of sugar (gasp!) as sometimes the malt & chocolate is too much for me with red tea, its isnt my favourite profile.

Either way, this is a really good one. So nice & fresh smelling, soft leaf & a really good cup – The taste reminds me of maltesers or when milk chocolate goes a bit dry & goes whiter in colour.

I really need a red tea lover to come into my life at this point, ive got quite a collection needs drinking :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Fruity, Malt, Milk

Kirkoneill1988

nooo! not the sugar! sugar most of the time, ruins teas! :P

Rasseru

I’ve never done it, this was a response to Allam talking about sugaring the same tea

Rasseru

& I’m actually finding I don’t like malty tea like I used to. I’ve got a giant backlog of tea to drink

Kirkoneill1988

wow :O

i don’t add sugar or milk to any of my teas anymore

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This tea, which I believe is all buds, is pretty good. It’s got a malty note, a chocolaty note and a fruity note. Because I added a small amount of sugar the fruity note seems strongest. Tastes like ripe plums.

I brewed this tea twice in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 and 4 minutes. I put the second steeping into a thermos for work.

Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Plums

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Nicole

Mmm… sounds great.

AllanK

This was buy again next year good.

ccrtea

I’m enjoying this one as well! Works well for gongfu, too.

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