de Monsieur T.
If you have a cold, don't try to detect all the subtle aromas of this tea. Focus on the chicken noodle soup instead.
This Chinese black tea from Fujian (Wuyi mountains) has nice twisted leaves. It exudes aromas of roasted parsnips, peanuts, malt and even chocolate, aromas that are skillfully superimposed on the usual sweet and sour character of tea. As there is also buds, the finale is both floral and sweet. An experience rich in flavors to make your taste buds dance.
For the record, it is said that this type of tea was born in the holds of ships carrying tea cargoes between China and Europe in the 17th century. This tea, green at its departure, had been completely oxidized in contact with the humid saturated holds of the boats. In fact, black teas were consumed in China long before the arrival of Westerners. (Ha!)