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Master Luo’s Hong Mei Black

£9.95£29.00

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A black tea from the Xi Hu (West Lake) area in Zhejiang Province, made by Master Luo, the three time winner of the Long Jing Firing King competition. This tea is unusually made from Old Tree Long Jing cultivars but processed as a black tea and given the name 'Jiu Qu Hong Mei' (Nine-Bend Red Plum) after the famous Nine Bend River in Wuyi, supposedly by Wuyi tea makers who settled in the Hangzhou area.

In appearance and aroma this is a very similar tea to many top-grade Keemuns we have tasted, although with a taste more inclined towards dried fruit than malt. We prefer brewing this tea concentrated and strong to bring out a thick body and notes of dried plum, longan fruit and the bitter-sweet character of dark chocolate.

Brew with 4g of leaf per 150ml and water just off the boil.

ORIGIN
Master Luo’s Tea Farm, Meijiawu Village, Hangzhou, China

SIZE OF FARM
5 acres

PLANTS AND PROCESSING
Camellia Sinensis Sinensis, Old Tree Long Jing Cultivars.  Harvested late-April 2017.

BREWING GUIDELINE
95–100°C, 4g per cup. 4 infusions.

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