Jinggu "Assamica Big Tree" Black Tea * Spring 2017

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Chocolate, Clay, Milk, Mineral, Wood
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by eastkyteaguy
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 5 oz / 160 ml

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  • “This has a really nice flavor profile – thick caramel and marshmallow sweetness with pecan nuttiness, with roasted nut and slight campfire smokiness. There are notes of chocolate and even slight...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The leaves are really big and fat with lots of golden fur. Opening the bag I get a really strong chocolaty, woody aroma. Brews a golden orange, and WOW chocolate! It’s super chocolaty, almost...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Nice Yunnan Assamica Black Tea from naturally growing tea trees aged 30 to 70 years of age growing naturally near Bai Ni Shui Village in Jinggu county of Simao province. These tea trees have been used for Pu-erh production in the past, but this year the owner (tea grower) decided to enlist help from a neighbor to produce some black tea. The result is a lovely robust black tea.

The taste is a pungent dried fruit sweetness, with some bitterness and some dark chocolate notes.

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2 Tasting Notes

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155 tasting notes

This has a really nice flavor profile – thick caramel and marshmallow sweetness with pecan nuttiness, with roasted nut and slight campfire smokiness. There are notes of chocolate and even slight waxy fruitiness that carry along as secondary notes throughout.

The balance and complexity are outstanding. Later steeps develop minerality and syrupy fruitiness that reminded me of the syrupiness in Trappist ales.

I tend to brew things hard, but I got three infusions with the flavors above, with another two or three that tended towards more mineral flavors. Overall, this is a re-purchase for me.
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Dry leaf – caramel, milk chocolate, praline, honey roasted peanuts, some peanut shell, hint of waxy red fruit (mulberry), hints of white pepper

smell – dark/burnt caramel, roasted pecan, marshmallow sweetness, waxy red fruit, hints of campfire, chocolate digestive biscuit and graham cracker

taste – dark caramel, roasted pecan, burnt marshmallow, substantial wet-rock minerality in aftertaste (almost Wu Yi like), some mulberry notes in aftertaste, bits of cocoa and chocolate appear throughout, especially in arrival and then again in aftertaste

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The leaves are really big and fat with lots of golden fur. Opening the bag I get a really strong chocolaty, woody aroma. Brews a golden orange, and WOW chocolate! It’s super chocolaty, almost artificial tasting. Combined with the milky/creamy texture, this tea reminds me of chocolate milk made with Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Subsequent infusions reveal other flavors, particularly dry wood and dank red clay. Borrowing a flavor note from Denny on TeaDB, there’s something here that reminds me a bit of pencil shavings.

This tea is really rich, the mouthfeel is almost like an Irish stout. Personally I prefer teas that aren’t so thick in the mouth, but that said this is still an awesome brew. Chocolate lovers beware, this may be your new favorite!

Flavors: Chocolate, Clay, Milk, Mineral, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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