Balloon Flower | Black Tea
This tea seems to float in mid-air. Light in body with a buoyant aroma. Brown sugar and roses in the cup. No jagged edges or harsh words. High class and convincing.
Produced April 4-5, 2022 by Mr. Lin Zheng Jin in Tanyang county of Fuan City of Fujian Province. It’s from a 1 bud, 1 leaf pick of the Jin Mu Dan cultivar growing at 1,900 feet. Jin Mu Dan is one of the many cultivars arising out of hybridizing of Tieguanyin and Huang Jin Gui cultivars, the two most popular in Anxi County, Fujian. The sweet floral quality is enhanced by the application of the “shaking” technique, which is standard for oolong tea, but rare in black tea.
Ingredients: black tea
4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 195°F | Steep 3 min.
6 grams in a 150ml gaiwan (or teapot), use boiling water and steep as follows:
- 10 second rinse (discard this steep)
- 1st Steep – 20 seconds
- 2nd Steep – 15 seconds
- 3rd Steep – 40 seconds
- 4th Steep – 1 min 45 sec
- 5th Steep – 3 min 30 sec
- (Or steep it however you want)
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups