Monday, May 4, 2020

Tea Review: Liquid Sunshine 2019 Fengqing Yellow Tea (Bitterleaf Teas)

Liquid Sunshine 2019 Fengqing Yellow Tea
Bitterleaf Teas
Type: Yellow
Origin: China, Yunnan Province
Product Description:
If you’re not drinking something that makes you happy, then you’re not drinking the right tea. This Yunnan yellow tea is likely a step in the right direction though.
Made from fangyang (left to grow) material that is typically used for puer, this tea is sweet and smooth up front. There’s a noticeable pine and mossy fragrance that is subdued at first, but slowly takes over the mouth and throat, lingering well after you’ve finished a sip.
We highly recommend this tea for anyone new to the less-common yellow teas, as well as those in search of a long-lasting and enduring yellow tea – in other words, we recommend it for everyone (that includes you).
Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 1-2 minutes

The dry leaves have a light aroma with notes of pine, moss, and sweet oats.

The aroma of the pale yellow infusion has light notes of sun-warmed moss and straw with a hint of perilla or sesame.  The taste is lightly toasty and herbaceous with a long sweet finish.

The mossy and woody notes reminded me just a bit of sheng puerh.  I was also reminded of the field I would play in during the warm summer months when I was very young which was an unexpected, though not unwelcome, flashback.  Steeping for 2 minutes worked very well for the first infusion and I preferred a shorter 1-1.5 minute steeping time for subsequent infusions.  For those who prefer something a little stronger, mild astringency developed in the second and third infusions when steeped for 2 minutes.

This tea was received as a gift from a third party.

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