Tea identification…

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Tea identification…

by jextxadore » Mar 31st 14 10:57 pm

The labels on the box don't seem to be of any help.

I'd say the smell (and taste!) reminds me a bit of a jacuzzi, but more leafy. That is to say, a bit…chlorine-like, but not quite. Quite light in and not astringent.

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Re: Tea identification…

by debunix » Mar 31st 14 11:02 pm

Can you show the brewed liquor (in a white cup) and some hydrated leaf after brewing?

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Re: Tea identification…

by CWarren » Mar 31st 14 11:24 pm

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Re: Tea identification…

by qianli » Mar 31st 14 11:43 pm

CWarren wrote:Far from an expert but looks a lot like a fujian black from the dry leaf alone anyway.

Jin jun mei perhaps.

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Yes, the characters on the package sais "Jin jun mei".

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Re: Tea identification…

by Misou » Mar 31st 14 11:48 pm

Jin Jun Mei should not smell like chlorine. The odor might actually come from the packaging. You might try putting the tea in a clean tin. A day or two closed shoulpd concentrate the tea aroma.

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Re: Tea identification…

by jextxadore » Apr 1st 14 12:48 am

Thanks guys.

It doesn't actually smell like chlorine, it just has a sweetness that reminds me of a warm jacuzzi. Actually quite nice. These're individual foil packets kept in a tin box.