This yancha is from Jing tea shop. Reasonably priced I might add.
The leaves have an exquisite aroma. Cherries are paired with a nice earthy undertone.
It is inviting.
The first infusion yields a very clear cup. It is shining and bright under the New Mexico sun.
Cherries and maple stood out in the nose of the liquor.
It is velvet smooth with a light floral quality. It leaves behind a wonderful hint of berry.
The second infusion brings out slight toasty notes that balance the sweetness of the cherries nicely.
Reminds me of a cherry pie.
There is a complimentary astringency to it.
Quite floral this time. Very light body, accompanied by cantaloupe-esque flavors.
The fourth infusion brings an end to this tea.
Toasty maple tones are still present, though.
This was a good tea.
It was not as bold as I would have liked it. It did not hold my attention or interest for very long.
Maybe next time I will prepare this Chao Zhou style and see if I can get more out of this tea.
It is a pretty easy drinker though so I would still recommend it.
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