Today I am reviewing an experimental black tea from Farmer Leaf.
Brand: Farmer Leaf
Tea: Experimental Black Tea #2
Vintage: Autumn, 2021
Origin: Jingmai, China
Amount of Tea: 7 Grams
Brewing Vessel: 120ml Clay Teapot
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Rinse Time: 5 Seconds
Steep Time: 20 Seconds – 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds
It remains malty while retaining some light floral qualities, although it’s not particularly fragrant.
Some creaminess and astringency develops in later steeps.
Medium mouthfeel, and some astringency in the flavor profile.
It brews a medium amber colored broth, somewhat lighter than a more ordinary black tea.
Taste-wise, it has a pretty typical bud-heavy black tea taste.