Imperial Mojiang Golden Bud Yunnan Black Tea * Spring 2016
Yunnan Sourcing. 2.2 grams steeped for 5 minutes at 212℉. Impression: Curly golden strands, see photo. Appears to be whole leaf. Slightly moist, unusual in a black tea. Tea leaves smell sweet and very fruity. Brewed tea scent smells of fruit with hints of hay. Taste: Mild fruity taste with notes of hay, no body, not sweet. No finish. Not astringent.
A visually beautiful tea with a remarkable scent. Sadly, the brewed tea doesn’t live up to its promise, and has additional uninteresting flavor notes.