Here comes again my morning tea tasting series. Actually, I drink tea all day but only do serious tea tasting in the morning because
(1) the most clear sensation in a day (2) no phone call coming. give 100% focus (3) need the natural sunlight to take a picture.
This morning, the tea I am tasting is so called ” high mountain oolong” brought back from Lishan.
Brewing method: 4 gram tea, 200 ml boiling water, brew for 1 min
Appearance: lemon to light golden
Nose: very elegant fragrance with a note of Cosmos (a beautiful flower grown in this region), also a hint of peach (also famous fruit in this region, and delicious, yes)
Palate: liquor body is medium, no sense of tannin or bitterness in the mouth
After taste: To my surprise or disappointment I shall say, there is no much sweetness in after taste. Instead, a sense of wood/smoke arises after drinking.
Overall: I think this is a quality tea as it reflects perfectly what terrior it has. The tea itself is like a traditional Chinese painting. Just like walking in the fog, you could feel/ sense something here, yet you could not get any closer, or have a more clear look. The beauty of the tea is certainly blur. It is also the style I love.