This Zhu Rong black tea was curated by Wang Yanxin and sold through Verdant Tea.
Brand: Verdant Tea / Wang Yanxin
Tea: Zhu Rong
Tea Varietal: Fengqing Da Ye
Vintage: May 4th, 2020
Elevation: 2,000 Meters
Origin: Lincang Region, China
The tea has a striking appearance, with an array of black and gold colors.
Amount of Tea: 4 Grams
Brewing Vessel: Small Glass Pitcher
Type of Water: Distilled Water
Rinse Time: 5 Seconds
Steep Time: 15 Seconds – 20 Seconds – 25 Seconds
Flavor is primarily toasty and sweet.
Almost reminds me of baked dessert bread sweetened with spice and honey.
The body of the tea is probably moderate, or maybe even a little on the light side.
A slight note of kumquat fruit develops later on.
Flavor notes: Malt, vanilla, dark honey, cocoa nibs, raisins, kumquat and wet moss.