Thursday, October 10, 2019

Octavia Tea Jin Jun Mei in Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Octavia Tea
Jin Jun Mei

ORIGIN: Wuyishan City, Fujian Province, China
TYPE: Black Tea

FORMAT: Loose leaf
METHOD: Infuser



Ripe red-purple fruits and chocolate, richly. Whoa. Aroma offers an anise glimpse. Raw sugar & bready undertones. Somewhat. a supple leatheriness. Viscous body triggers lip-smackings. Savory, then.

Dark and reddish liquor w/ a lively clarity. Wet leaves are copper-colored pretty and smell like a rainy day patisserie. Bit of a dry tho still lush finish. Distinctly, on the slurp, grapes. Then more chocolate. Deep but not dark and actually bright. Happy. 

Well rounded, nicely complex, and greatly nuanced. Soft but with a half-tick wooden astringent tingle to stave off boredom (slash) barnacle-building w/in the ol' tea-hole (finish). A tick malty. A half-tick precocious. Perhaps vice-versa those measurements.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59