Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tea Review: Axiang Mei Hunan Heicha (Phoenix Tea)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 1

Axiang Mei Hunan Heicha
Phoenix Tea
Type: Heicha
Origin: China, Hunan Province
Product Description: This tea is amazingly delicious, and nearly perfect in every way.

Temperature: 202° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of wood smoke, moss, and a salty marine aroma like nori.

The amber orange infusion has a smooth, earthy, lightly sweet taste with a mouth-watering finish that reminds me of caramel.

While I stopped at three infusions, this tea would easily produce several more nice cups.  After the first infusion, the character became more complex with wood smoke and salt in the aroma and a sweeter finish.




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