Vintage Fu Zhuan 1991
A particularly exciting offering, being one of Nannuoshan's oldest teas, this compressed brick of dark leaves and stems has a gravity befitting its age: only the hottest water coaxes its flavours out, and the warm spiciness of ginger and cinnamon, the acidity of plum skin, and a faintly creamy finish all come out to play. Having been aged for so long, many bricks have developed the coveted Jin Hua (or Golden Flower) fungus, mellowing the tea and enhancing a distinct earthiness, as of river clay—each brick and bag is different however, so you may have to try your luck!
For a younger tea deliberately inoculated with Golden Flower, try our Fu Zhuan Jin Hua 2016.
- ORIGIN: Anhua, Hunan, China
- MEANING: Fungus brick (fu zhuan)
- HARVEST TIME: 1991
- TASTE: River clay, plum skin, cinnamon