Big Red Robe
The other tea I received this week was Big Red Robe. One of China's ten famous teas, this is a superlative Wu Yi Yan Cha varietal. Here are my tasting notes:
Initial fragrance of wet leaves is smoky and sharp. Burned sugar follows, and wood smoke, cinnamon, creamy brandy and candied orange, finished with a note of brioche.
What is so exciting about this tea is that the taste of the tea itself is surprisingly incredibly sweet. The flavor is big and ready, the color of the brew is gorgeous.
The color is an amber/ruby red and very clear. The liquid is thick and holds the taste of the tea until it coats your tongue and inner cheeks. Deliciousness in every sip!
This tea is available for sale now here: http://redcircletea.com/redcircleteas/oolong/redcircleteas_oolong.html