Classic Red Tea (108)Laos Tea
Origin: Laos, Phongsali Province
Product Description: The raw material for this tea was collected from the tea plantations north and west of Phongsali. Although we produced a large quantity of it, the selection of tea leaves was done very carefully, according to the highest quality standards. We used a classic technology to make this Tea, so named it Classic Red Tea.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes
The dry leaves have an aroma of sweet oats and dates.
The red amber infusion has a lightly citrus aroma with notes of fresh-baked brown bread and a hint of brown sugar. The taste is lightly tangy and almost mouth-watering with notes of dark brown bread and a long finish.
This tea continued to provide full flavor and aroma with low astringency throughout multiple steepings. I'm looking forward to discovering changes in nuance at a slightly lower temperatures. I had difficulty describing the flavor I was picking up until I remembered the almost rich and tangy, whole grain and molasses taste of a fresh-from-the-oven slice of dark brown bread.