Tongmuguan, as the core area of a national nature reserve, has hundreds of years of tea production history, and is also the origin of the tea we are bringing today.
This time Tongxinshe Teahouse brings you The 19th Black Tea Competition of Wuyishan Tea Bureau, First Prize "Xiao Chi Gan"
Tea drinkers all know the significance of the words "Tongmuguan" for black tea. Surrounded by clouds and mist all year round, the mountains are green and the forest coverage rate is 96%, making the lapsang souchong rooted in Tongmuguan Born to be extraordinary, today’s tea comes from Tongmuguan.
Xiao Chi Gan, also known as Tongjunmei, is a high-end variety of Wuyishan Lapsang Souchong black tea. This tea is carefully selected with one bud and two leaves and is made using traditional handcrafts. This tea is at a higher altitude. The slope of the hillside is more sloping, so it is more difficult to pick. There is only one harvest a year. In order to retain the natural flavor of the mountains in the tea, the smokeless lapsang souchong tea making process is adopted. Instead of the pyrotechnic smoke of smoky souchong, the original fragrance and tenderness of the tea leaves are revealed. Continuing the red pot process in the traditional process, through half a minute of high-temperature frying, the green air in the tea leaves is removed, and various aromatic substances are activated, making the tea taste more mellow, sweet, and the soup color is more translucent.
The core mountain farm and traditional craftsmanship give this tea a unique aroma and taste, like the sweetness of summer peaches, with the coolness of the valley, sweet but not greasy, rich and charming, the 2023 Wuyishan City No. First prize in the 19th Spring Tea Competition, award number: 1498005929.
The dry tea is black and oily, with tightly knotted ropes. It has a light floral and sweet aroma when you smell it carefully. As soon as the boiling water is poured, the aroma spreads immediately, the floral fragrance is rich and elegant, followed by the unique honey fragrance of Paulownia tea, with hints of milky fragrance. The fragrance is rich and elegant, with clear layers, delicate and long-lasting. The aroma of tea enters the water and blends with the water. The entrance is sweet and soft, and the tea soup is round and full. Because the fermentation is thorough and durable, the tea soup will taste more mellow as time goes by.
Tea set: tureen (150ML)
Amount of tea added: 5g
Water: purified water, mountain spring water
Water temperature: around 90℃
Brewing: High-temperature brewing, no need to wash the tea, water buffering at fixed points, instant brewing, the brewing time can be appropriately extended after the tea taste fades, and it is more durable.