Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Bitterleaf Teas
Dian Hongs are a special breed of black tea, and this 2015 Spring Feng Qing Golden Tip, or Fox Tail as we’ve affectionately named it, is no different. Comprised solely of high quality tips from Feng Qing, this highly fragrant Dian Hong has a sweet, smooth taste throughout. It’s impossible to miss the consistent scent of freshly baked caramel cookie, along with a hint of citrus sweetness. This is apparent from the smell of emptied cup and even the smell of the soup.
This medium bodied tea is very pleasant, but without being overwhelming. We highly recommend this for drinkers who enjoy black teas and are looking for something new. If you are unfamiliar with what a Dian Hong tea is, please have a read here for more info.
This tea comes to us by way of the previous head of production and quality inspection with the formerly government owned Lincang Tea Factory. He now produces his own teas and has been able to work with us to provide this Feng Qing Dian Hong (as well as our 2015 Fall Bing Dao and 2015 Spring Bang Dong raw Puer.
Learn more about this tea here.
Fox Tail (Ancient Tree Black Tea) 2015 Spring Feng Qing from Bitterleaf Teas…what a mouthful to say…and a mouthful of tea to drink!
First I would like to comment on the aroma of this interesting cuppa! Fox Tail (Ancient Tree Black Tea) 2015 Spring Feng Qing from Bitterleaf Teas smells rustic but at the same time like a fine, sweet cigar, too! Not to mention the hints of baked cookies! I have to say I don’t think I have ever described a tea like that before – with all 3 reminiscent notes to them, that is.
The first impression on flavor of this tea was a combination of mellow, sweet, wet wood and almost a tobacco type note laying underneath to it, too! I don’t think I have ever tasted a tea quite like Fox Tail (Ancient Tree Black Tea) 2015 Spring Feng Qing from Bitterleaf Teas. I chalk that up as a GOOD THING because with all of the teas I do try I seem to be on the everlasting search for teas that stand out.
I have a feeling that this is one of those teas where there will be multiple opinions and takes on, therefore, I will be sending it to Nichole to see what she thinks about this tea, too! You just might see more than one review on this one, folks! Very. Memorable. Tea. Fox Tail (Ancient Tree Black Tea) 2015 Spring Feng Qing from Bitterleaf Teas!!
2 thoughts on “Fox Tail (Ancient Tree Black Tea) 2015 Spring Feng Qing from Bitterleaf Teas”
I like your new layout, it’s very clean and crisp.
So it smells like a cigar? Hmm, I’m curious enough to check it out.
Hi Opal! Thanks so much for the comment! Nichole has been working so hard switching over a bunch of stuff for the site!!! Yes! It’s pretty amazing all of the different aromas and flavors different teas have – I constantly look for off the wall ones to experience 🙂