Inner Light - Aged Sun Moon Lake Red Tea- Nantou, Taiwan 2011- 1.5 oz.
Inner Light is perhaps the most refined Sun Moon Lake red tea we've yet encountered. With complex flavors of stewed cherries, roasted chestnuts and french bread, the brew is sappy and delicious. The tea liquor leaves the mouth watering and full of flavor between steepings as the qi percolates through the density of the body and lifts like a billowy cloud that rises then falls- settling, centering, grounding. The age has mellowed the bittnerness, leaving this tea sweet and accessible. Full, balanced, patient and satisfying, we most enjoy Inner Light brewed strong in a gongfu pot with water just shy of a boil. The leaves can be boiled after your tea session to yield a wonderful boiled tea.