Old-Bush Xiao Zhong Black Tea
VERY easy-going tea with almost none of the punch the more usual black teas have. It's so easy-going, I accidentally brewed my second steep for about a minute (water temp was about 190) and it was still pretty mild! That comes from an old bush - if this had been a more conventional source, I would've been slapped in the face with tannins and bitterness. I've added a picture of my little brewing mistake to this review. Now there's photographic evidence. :) This tea also goes very nicely with pumpkin bread.
Oh I’m so in love with this tea. It’s sweet and full bodied, I never get tired of it.
I drink A LOT of tea and this one has become my go to when I don’t know what I am feeling for the day.
There’s something about this old bush that I’ve never tasted before.
Thanks for the recommend Leo!
Glad I located Tea and Whisk. I have been drinking good tea for a long time and this shop adds to my sources. Old-Bush is an exceptional brew even after two cups, it steeps well. I tend to brew a stronger cup, using a bit more in the pot... I have not been disappointed. Great mineral finish no bitterness. Front is full, round and slightly salty. A very good mid-day cup! Thank you Leo for exceptional sourcing! Comfort is needed in this new disconcerting age; this tea brings just that to the cup!