Mike found this tea in Las Vegas (known for its tea production) at the World Tea Expo. It is made near Keemun, so it shares many of the similar flavors. However they handle the leaves a bit differently and the tea is rolled into little curls that are quite shiny. Songluo Mountain is located between Qimen (aka Keemun) and the city of Huangshan in southern Anhui Province. They make sure the that the oxidation is slow & controlled, so that the lovely flavors develop over the hours. To get the shiny curls, high temperatures are required during the firing, yet they avoid any burnt or smoky flavors.
Mike's Tea Ratings
Details:A very nice black tea from near the Keemun area.
Dry Leaves:Glossy, black and gold curls
Aroma:Toasted hay and dark honey
Flavors:More earthy than the aroma, like sun-dried hay