Dark brown “spider legs” impress on opening this pack of rare black tea. Sweet candy, cooked apple, lychee, and pineapple are only some of the many flavours offered by the wet leaves. A velvety brew with fruit decidedly on the berry side, that also offers rose flavours and more subtle vegetal notes (hay, cut grass). This is overall a very well balanced black tea that will without a doubt please the most demanding tea drinkers.
This exceptional tea knows how to make a frist impression, with delicate, long twisted leaves with a few golden tips, a fragrance reminiscent of wet wood, wicker, berries, and more fruity/honeyed notes as the leaves get moistened. The deep copper brew has a pleasant velvety texture and just enough astringency to balance out the sweetness. Lingering aromas of lychees, blackberries, peaches with malty undertones combine towards a fresh, menthol finish. Brilliant!
Long twisted, dark chocolate leaves take a lighter shade of brown (tobacco) as water seeps into them. Decidedly fruity, red jade boasts tangy citrus aromas ( lemon, orange) and a very floral note, with timid malty undertones. A vivid, spicy tang, then, without astringency, that leaves a long-lasting impression with a fresh, subtle liquorice finish.
This one is also made by the valuable hand plucked tea leaves from Chi-Lai Mountain in Taiwan (the one with the most lengdary tales among the mountains in Taiwan), and processed by the hand of a true tea artisan, Mr. Lee Ming Zheng. Its lower oxidation level makes it look green in color, and indicate a slim liquor body as well as a delicate fragrance to be sensed in the following taste. If you like high mountain teas from Taiwan, such as DYL tea, you gotta try this one!
This one is no doubt a master piece. It is made by the valuable hand plucked tea leaves from Chi-Lai Mountain in Taiwan (the one with the most lengdary tales among the mountains in Taiwan), and processed by the hand of a true tea artisan, Mr. Lee Ming Zheng, who insists making oolong tea in trandtional method for more than 30 years. I have to say this one is my personal favorite as it reminds me of taste of old fashion oolong tea in my grand father’s age which is very rare and difficult to find nowadays.