Jin Mu Dan Lapsang Souchong | Black Tea
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Non-smoked Lapsang Souchong. Floral without perfume. Dark fruity sweetness. Gentle texture and long finish. Clearly articulates everything it wants to say.
Lapsang Souchong (or Zhengshan Xiaozhong) is black tea from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian province. It’s most commonly known in the west for its pine smoked version (which is almost exclusively for export as the Chinese don’t prefer a smoky flavor). When the Wuyi forests became a protected UNESCO site in 1999 it eliminated the easy source of pine wood and turned more attention to the non-smoked gongfu style teas produced there. This lot is a blend from three different gardens and three different producers, all using the same cultivar – Jin Mu Dan (Gold Peony). Made in April 2020 by tea makers Zhan Hua Bin, Huang Bang Ming, and Huang Jing Chou.
Ingredients: black tea
3 grams | 8 oz water | 212°F | Steep 5 min.
6 grams | 6 oz water | 212°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 30 sec.
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups