Jiu Qu Hong Mai or 9 Bends Red Plum is a famous red tea (black tea in the west) from Zhejiang province that was first developed in 1926. It is produced in the same area and often by the same farmers that make Dragon Well Long Jing green tea. For this tea they pluck one bud with 1-2 tender leaves. Its dark leaves are long, thin and twisted and taste light, sweet and fruity with a rich, thick and oily mouthfeel.
Origin: Manjuelong, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Harvest: Spring, 2017
Color of liquor: bright orange
Aroma:honey, rye, pine, apple, cherry
Flavor: dense, oily, sweet plum, canned peaches, artichoke hearts
Temperature: 100º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 2min; 3min…