Monday, November 29, 2021

Tea Review: 7 Star 2009 Tian Jian Anhua Heicha (Bitterleaf Teas)

7 Star 2009 Tian Jian Anhua Heicha
Bitterleaf Teas
Type: Heicha
Origin: China, Hunan Province
Product Description: 
This 2009 Tianjian heicha has been our go-to post meal tea ever since it arrived. It has a gentle and warming smoky flavour that doesn’t overdo it. Having undergone pine-smoking during as a result of processing it also has some very pleasant pine and spice notes.

The soup is smooth and enjoyable, coating the mouth and leaving a cooling sensation in the throat after it’s gone.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a spicy aroma with notes of moss and antique wood.

The liquor is copper-orange with a spicy, mossy, and almost minty aroma.  The taste is savory and broth-like with moss, mushroom, and wood notes.

This reminded me of a particularly flavorful vegetarian broth.  The savory mushroom-like notes became lighter by the second infusion and moved to the front again by the third. 

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

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