I am a fan of Jin Guan Yin. I have never tried Jin Guan Yin Black. Rich, complex tea with many different dried fruit notes. Fruity. Maybe some grape, melon notes. Throughout the infusions, I got some passionfruit, baked peach, stonefruits, fig. In the earlier infusions, some sweet notes, of caramel, sugarcane, honey with maltiness. Certainly, not your average “black” tea. It has a nice creamy textured mouthfeel and a lingering fruity, malty taste.
Gongfu, 6g, 200℉, 110ml
11 steeps: rinse, 10s, 10s, 10s, 10s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 90s, 120s
Flavors: Berries, Caramel, Fig, Fruity, Grapes, Honey, Malt, Passion Fruit, Stonefruit, Sugarcane