Yesterday, a smoky Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong did not manage to impress me much. Today’s tea is smoky, but it’s so much more sophisticated!!! When the smoke dissipates, a thousand wild flowers bloom.
DRY LEAVES are long (2-5cm), whole but irregularly shaped and curled, they are dark brown with subtle red hues. The first smell is roasted and charcoal, but it does not hide distinct notes of wild flowers, wood and a touch of spiciness.
LIQUOR is bright yellow, the wonderful combination of smooth texture (there is just a touch of astringency) and flower aromas leaves an impression of wild honey. It’s only slightly bitter.
TEA & FOOD PAIRING
Dim Sum – (beautiful photo of dim sum baskets by @waiseu.chan )