Imperial Minhong Jasmine
Due to the wildly popularized consumer demands in China, production of black tea has grown by leaps and bounds. Changing consumer palates abroad, however, do not always translate well to westernstyles of tea preparation. So I was inspired to add an additional dimension to this modern Chinese black tea. This particular one is an exceptional example from the Fujian province of China, also known as Min. We decided to infuse the tea with jasmine flowers, scenting the tea with fresh flowers seven different times. The result is a black tea with a huge amount of golden tips, beautiful to look at in its pure leaf form and due to the infusion of jasmine, the elegant floral notes displaced that bothersome astringency and in its place imparted an extraordinary combination of floral and fruit notes, enriching the viscosity and texture of the mouth-feel. We are very proud of this new adaptation and we are sure you will enjoy it as well.
During cupping, we have discovered that a mid-temperature infusion of 2-3 minutes using 3-5 grams produces a wonderful deep red liquor. We suggest trying this with a fine porcelain cup or Gaiwan. Drain into another cup to enjoy. Multiple infusions are encouraged. Always adjust quantity of leaves, infusion time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.