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The dry leaves have a long, twisting shape and dark greenish red-brown color with a notably toasty aroma. The oxidation level is a bit lower than is traditional with a lot of the old-school Wuyi Oolongs, which produced a light brown sugar or dark honey-type sweetness in the finished tea. The infusion is clear amber with a rich, toasty-sweet aroma and medium to full body. The flavor is roasty and woody-sweet with an assertive tea taste and hints of cocoa, light brown sugar or dark honey and dried stonefruit in the finish.
This tea is comprised of reddish-brown, loosely ball rolled leaves with a mild, woody aroma. When infused, it produces a reddish amber liquor with the woody & plummy aromas common to moderately aged oolong tea. The medium bodied infusion has a nice fruit-tinged peaty/aged flavor that balances nicely against elements of aromatic wood and dried fruit. The finish is peaty & sweet with elements of dried plums and moist, sweet pipe tobacco.
This exceptional oolong tea is comprised of long, twisted deep greenish-black leaves with a tart, flowery aroma. When infused, it produces a beautifully clear light amber liquor with notes of tropical flowers and aromatic wood. The infusion is marked by vividly flowery and woody-sweet flavors against a mild but assertive bittersweet background with moderate astringency and a lingering orchidy-floral aftertaste.
The small, evenly sized, deep reddish-black dry leaves of this Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong (Lapsang Souchong) carry a moderate but distinctive aroma of pine smoke, due to its unique drying process that utilizes charcoal made from the wood of pine trees. The infusion is a perfectly clear, deep red-brown with a distinctively smoky and subtly fruity nose. In the cup, it presents an excellent balance between the very low astringency, fruity black tea base and the unmistakable smokiness that has made this tea a favorite in the West since the beginning of the black tea trade.