Saturday, November 19, 2011
Yunnan Jing Gu Black Tea
I had ordered 100g of this black tea from Yunnan Sourcing. This black tea comes from Jing-Gu and the black tea leaves looks golden. It has a nice strong sweet scent but I would suggest you do not brew this tea in a your clay teapot as the aroma, even though is very nice, may linger in your pot for some time and will affect the tea brew when you re-use the teapot for other teas. I suggest you use something ceramic when you brew any scented tea. Dedicate one teapot if you really like a particular strong scented tea. I have a separate yixing teapot for heavy roasted TGY and shui xian.
For convenience, I recommend you take a pinch (about 10 strands) and brew in your mug. Add hot water (a couple of minutes after boiling) and your tea is ready to drink in 5 minutes. This black tea releases a nice nectar sweet aroma. The color of a brewed tea is like a weak ripe pu erh brew. The aroma makes me think the tea is sweet when I drink the tea. Very nice and pleasant. This black tea also makes a nice chilled tea as well.
Costing about $10 for 100g (its quite a lot of tea leaves and will last a long time), I would recommend you include a pack of this Jing-Gu black tea when you place your next order with Yunnan Sourcing.