Jiu Qu Hong Mei(Twisting Red Plum), aka Nine Meander Re Plum, a famous black tea from Zhe Jiang province. It is from 500 meters Da Hu Mountain, the suburb of Hangzhou city, the Peak is a basin.
It is featured by its tight fishhook like leaves with luster black color and brewed in bright reddish infusion releasing freshing aroma, look like red plum in the water, smooth aftertaste lingered.
Jiu Qu Hong Mei is a rare black tea, first developed in 1926. The leaves are long and thin and the taste sweet with a hint of dried fruits. This tea produces a bright liquor and has a wonderful fruity flavour and refreshing mouth-feel. This tea
Jiu Qu Hong Mei has light brown leaves, clear and smooth texture, sweet fruity taste. The bright red infusion has an appetizing honeyed sweet aroma while the taste is wonderfully smooth.
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|Chinese Name||九曲红梅(jiǔ qū hóng méi)|
|Other Names||aka Nine Meander Re Plum|
|Growing Area||Da Hu Mountain, the suburb of Hangzhou city, Zhejiang Province, China.|
|Harvest Period||March 20th-April 20th, Yu Qian(Pre-Gu Yu)|
|Processing Technique||Fully-fermenting Tea, Kill Green(Deactivation)→Rolling→Fermenting→Desiccation(Baking)|
|Appearance||Curly long and thin light brown leaves with clear, smooth texture.|
|Aroma||Sweet with a hint of dried fruits.|
|Liquor||Bright reddish tea liquor.|
|Tasting Notes||The bright red infusion has an appetizing honeyed sweet aroma while the taste is wonderfully smooth.|
|Teaware||Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Glass Pot, Glass(Tumbler), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Porcelain Cup, Porcelain Pot, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)|
|Steeping Instructions||Warm the teapot(cup,glass)→Add tea leaves→Moisturize the leaves with hot water then pour out the liquid immediately→Add hot water and steep for less than 30 secs for the first 4 infusions. Enjoy.|
|Storage||Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
|Packing & Weight||50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.|
well Review by Daniel W.
I was trying to make a custom blend with this tea. However, I found it a good fit with gong fu style steeping. And being steeped individually.
(Posted on 2/11/2013)
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