Friday, February 17, 2012

A Southern Season, Zhen Quo Super China Black

The dry leaf is fluffy and oh so soft. It is a pretty mix of tan and dark browns. It kind of resembles a dark version of Bi Lo Chun. The dry scent is a bit cocoa to my nose. I steeped a healthy scoop for 2 ½ minutes in below boiling water. This is just a hunch since it worked so well with the Teavivre black teas.

The brew is dark but not too dark and has honey/caramel notes. The wet leaf is small torn pieces and chocolate in color.

The aroma in the cup is very similar to Teavivre’s Golden Tips. It’s fruity and winelike. The sip images sweet dried hay. The aftertaste is mildly honeyed. Absolutely no hint of bitterness or astringency. From beginning to end this is a very good cup.

Second cup, full roiling boil for 4 minutes. This is very similar to the first cup. No bitterness or astringency. Just good sipping.

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