This is Xiang Mu Hai tea factory's Chien Liang cha. This is a black tea. Black tea produced in Henan, China were traditionally compressed in to 'log' like sizes, wrapped in bamboo, stored in a cloth bag before they are sold to the public. Such log sizes can vary in weight from 1 kg to more than 30 kg. These logs are kept in shops or homes standing proudly while they age away. From what I gathered from black tea drinkers, these tea are normally allowed to age for more than 10 years before these logs are cut to smaller slices.
What Xiang Mu Hai tea factory did was to produce these logs and proceeded to cut them to slices before these slices are individually packed and sold to the retail market.
This Chien Liang cha is the factory's premium product called Fu Yong Chien Liang chan literally from Fu Yong (hibiscus) mountain. Sold as a 600g slice, this tea is very aromatic with a floral fragrance that lived up to the floral name of this tea. Noticed there is some 'jin hua' (golden flowers) in the tea leaves. The compression of this tea slice is light. I noted there are more leaves than stems in this tea.
This Chien Liang cha is produced yearly and I have the 2020 version. When I brewed up this tea, the perfumed fragrance is enhanced by a lightly sweet aftertaste. Good for 6-8 infusions. A delicious tea session.