Tea identification…

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.


Mar 31st, '14, 18:57
Posts: 39
Joined: Aug 15th, '13

Tea identification…

by jextxadore » Mar 31st, '14, 18:57

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.

Image

Image
Attachments
2014-04-01 00.41.59.jpg
2014-04-01 00.41.59.jpg (154.51 KiB) Viewed 894 times

User avatar
Mar 31st, '14, 19:02
Posts: 5863
Joined: Jan 10th, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: debunix

Re: Tea identification…

by debunix » Mar 31st, '14, 19:02

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

User avatar
Mar 31st, '14, 19:24
Posts: 156
Joined: Feb 9th, '14
Location: Western New York

Re: Tea identification…

by CWarren » Mar 31st, '14, 19:24

EDITED
Last edited by CWarren on Feb 27th, '16, 01:33, edited 1 time in total.

Mar 31st, '14, 19:43
Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 26th, '14
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Tea identification…

by qianli » Mar 31st, '14, 19:43

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

Jin jun mei perhaps.

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

Mar 31st, '14, 19:48
Posts: 40
Joined: Mar 24th, '14

Re: Tea identification…

by Misou » Mar 31st, '14, 19:48

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.

Mar 31st, '14, 20:48
Posts: 39
Joined: Aug 15th, '13

Re: Tea identification…

by jextxadore » Mar 31st, '14, 20:48

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.

+ Post Reply