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Ban Yan Da Hong Pao

Origin: Wuyishan city, Fujian Province, China
Harvest: Spring 2017
About This Tea: Da Hong Pao translates to Big Red Robe!

JK Tea Shop Ban Yan Da Hong Pao Oolong

Aroma: Gamey notes of leather, with touches of charcoal, dried wood, tobacco and a faint sweet honey scent.
Tasting Notes: I have an on-off relationship with wuyi tea. Sometimes I find the flavours comforting and fulfilling, other times I find them opposite. I guess it depends on the tea. This particular Da Hong Pao is slowly baked over charcoal, something that seems to be retained in the aroma. However, there are hardly any empyreumatic flavours in this tea. Instead I find a gentle roasted flavour with deep cacao notes, light stone fruit and leather.

JK Tea Shop Ban Yan Da Hong Pao Oolong

Jin Jun Mei

Origin: Tongmu Village, Fuijan Province, China.
Harvest: Spring 2017
About This Tea: Jin Jun Mei is a type of lapsang souchong black tea. The name translates in English to Golden Eyebrow. This particular tea uses fresh leaves and bud, picked from wild growing tea bushes.

JK Tea Shop Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

Aroma: The packet scent is like light chocolate and honey. Once steeped, the fresh honey intensifies and combines with the smell of fresh baked bread.
Tasting Notes: This tea is not what I expected when I read the packet! My experience of Lapsang Souchong is a dark black tea with heavy smokey flavours. I love it! And recently ran out of my stash... However, the only hint of empyreumatic notes is through the flavour of baked bread! Its rich and flavoursome and delicate and light and beautiful. There's a hint of fruits, making it taste like banana bread in the aftertaste.

JK Tea Shop Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

Mount Wudong Mi Lan Xiang

Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, China
Harvest: Spring 2017
About This Tea: The name translates to Honey Orchid! This tea is made of half matured tea leaves that are high-roasted by the traditional charcoal method.

JK Tea Shop Mt Wudong Mi Lan Xiang Oolong

Aroma: The packet scent smells like sweet white grapes, while the steeped scent is toasted and chocolate-y, with muted florals.
Tasting Notes: The whole flavour is rich and complex. With lingering sweet notes of caramel and molasses! The silky mouthfeel adds a nice touch, making this cuppa go straight down!

JK Tea Shop Mt Wudong Mi Lan Xiang Oolong

Liu An Gua Pian

Origin: Jinzai County´╝îAnhui Province, China.
Harvest: April 2017
About This Tea: Directly sources from a tea farmer living in the Qiyu mountain.

JK Tea Shop Liu An Gua Pian Green Tea

Aroma: The dried aroma is equal parts grassy and buttery. Once steeped, it becomes clean , fresh and crisp. Think steamed greens, seaweed and minerals.
Tasting Notes: There's no bitterness in this at all, just a long sweetness! It holds a super spritely, fresh taste, with a long-lasting sweetness.

JK Tea Shop Liu An Gua Pian Green Tea

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Final Thoughts

It's clear that JK Tea Shop stock a magnificent range of pure tea. But, not only is their collection extensive, it's also tasty! Each of these 4 teas looked, smelled and tasted fantastic. Overall, great collection and quality products.




Chelsea

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