Its name means “roasted black tea”. It is grown in northern Guangxi, 1,200 metres above sea level in the region of Fengshan.
After being withered for ten hours, the leaves are rolled and oxidised. They are then roasted for 3 hours at 120°, 60° then 80° before being sorted.
This rare black tea unveils toasted and fruity notes with a finish boasting an intense cocoa aroma. It has a silky texture and a sweet flavour.
- Guangxi, China
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
- Appearance: fine leaves, rolled lengthways
- Colours: black
- Scents: stewed fruit (prunes), woody, highly toasted
- Scents : waxed wood, cocoa, caramel
- Colours: dark ochre
- Texture: silky
- Flavours: sweet with a subtle acidic flavour
- Aromas: woody, toasted (caramel) start with hints of honey giving way to fruity notes (black fruits, plum), with an intense cocoa finish
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a complex and atypical tea. It displays elements of black tea (wood, honey) with balanced toasted notes giving way to intense fruity notes. A rounded tea with along cocoa finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°C
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