Meizhan Classic 2015
Wuyi’s Secret Ingredient
Like Rou Gui and Shuixian, Meizhan has long been a major production cultivar in Wuyi. It has never attained that level of prestige like the other two though. Perhaps because traders want to hide a big secret. It is a major ingredient to blend with other varieties to produce what flood the high end market with labels of Red Cloak, Tieluohan, Shuijin Gui or such fancy traditional rare teas. We think it deserves a place of its own. Introducing Tea Hong’s Wuyi Meijian. Enjoy its sweet floral aroma uniquely finished with a just right Wuyi style firing. A great tea for all occasions. No fancy names, just pure quality at great value.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
In tea, umami taste does not happen only in finer green teas. This Wuyi oolong is an example, although not to that same level of savour as a fine Longjing. It wins, however, with a delightful floral note on top of a sweet, woody aroma deepens with honey cured liquorice root and the earthy scents of the forrest after rain.
Clean, sweet and smooth body with a unique earthy herbal character and cleansing sensation. Consistent accents hinting wolfberry, cinnamon and light tint of peppercorn. Distinctive umami sweetness when infused at fuller strength. Sweet lingering aftertaste in a cleansing, leafy, herbal overtone with hints of liquorice and fennel seeds.
The delightful, cleansing character of Tea Hong’s Meizhan Classic comes alive only when properly blanched and infused. Blanch with near boiling water but infuse at 95°C top. Use longer infusion time when you want it to taste more umami but less clean and soft. Use more leaves and shorter infusion time for a balance.