Black Leaf Special 2017

Black Leaf Special 2017

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

USD 17.30USD 34.80

Rated 4.67 out of 5

Fenghuang Da Wuye:

If classic Phoenix oolongs are too sweet, and bouquet ones too florally aromatic for you, Tea Hong’s Black Leaf Special maybe your cup of tea. It is produced from a new cultivar developed for maltiness and complexity in taste. A very different oolong from the rest. Our special selection is harvested from higher altitudes near the oolong mecca that is Wudong.

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Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

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鳳凰單樅、2017上品大烏葉

Taste profile

Lightly sweet floral aroma with a warm, creamy tone. Bright, malty body with a suggestion of apple juice. Elegantly complex accents of fresh herbs and bites of citrus peel bitterness. Long, sweet aftertaste.

Infusion tips

Great for conventional approach, but even better in the specialist gongfu approach using a gaiwan. 90°C for a softer body, +3~5° for more aroma and some sharpness. Use slightly less leaf if using conventional approach to understand the tea to later adjust according to personal preference.

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Weight 140 g
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Reviews(4)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gripping aroma

    What a wonderful aroma comes out from this tea leaves after the first infusion: subtly cream undertone with a marvelous sun dried peach, tangerines and flowers. I have enjoyed them as much as their infusion. Really extraordinary. Highly recommended for those who likes dried (non fruity taste) tea.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pleasant Tea

    Dry leaf has chocolate, minty aroma. Flavor is smooth with hints of dried fruit as well as in the aroma. Not particularly sweet. A bit on the thin side as far as the body goes, but is pleasant with good huigan and a wet mouthfeel. A gaiwan proved beneficial in bringing out more of the fruit. An easy drinker.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    very good

    Flavor is smooth at first followed by a crispness after swallowing that leaves a freshness in my mouth. This tea is very enjoyable.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wonderful Aroma

    I received “Black Leaf Special” as a sample, I thought should be this one. Infused it using gongfu parameters and I got a cup of wonderful aromatic tea. It resembled the green Tieguanyin (maybe because they are both green oolongs), but richer complexity with more pronounced honeylike sweetness and fruity fragrance. It is rather light in the mouth but leaves an immediate tangy fresh aftertaste. And based on the feel in my stomach, it really has a rather cool TCM properties. A very wonderful tea especially for the complex aroma.

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