Plum Blossom | Black Tea
You don’t have to know much to know this tea is awesome. Brown sugar in aroma, light in body, plums and roses in the cup. No astringency.
Produced April 10-11, 2002 by Mr. Du Yong Gang in Fengqing County of Yunnan Province. It’s a one bud, two leaf pick of the Mei Zhan cultivar growing at approximately 5,000 feet. Mei Zhan is originally from Fujian and is often used in oolong tea production, but it is highly versatile with a very distinct character that is captured here.
Ingredients: black tea
4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 212°F | Steep 4 min.
Use 6 grams of tea in a 150ml gaiwan or teapot (adjust to your tastes):
- 10 second rinse (discard)
- 1st Steep – 25 sec.
- 2nd Steep – 20 sec.
- 3rd Steep – 45 sec.
- 4th Steep – 90 sec.
- 5th Steep – 3 minutes
- 6th Steep – 6 minutes
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups