Wuyi Tong Mu Black

Tong Mu is a village up a winding valley high in the Wuyi Mountains (Wuyi Shan). This is where many black teas originated. Mike has visited it several times.The tea makers take the large tea leaves from the Qi Zhong oolong tea plant and make a black tea out of it. This tea was made in early April, so the tea is full of sweet amino acids. The tea is rolled and left to oxidize and change color slowly. This allows for the cocoa flavors to develop. This is a new style of tea making and what a joy to taste.

Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness: 1
Body: 1
Aroma: 3
Details: Light & frangrant black tea from the birthplace of black tea
Dry Leaves: Large twisted dustry brown leaves with gold flecks
Liquor: Pale brown
Aroma: Interesting mixture of fruit and cocoa
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: Light-bodied
Flavors: A lovely mixture of unsweetened cocoa and sweetness reminiscent of stone fruit
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
Brewing Temp: 212º