Our producer friends used the traditional Dian Hong (Yunnan Black) technique to make it, with some sun-drying involved.
In final taste and character, this black ( or red tea in Chinese ) is between the sun-dried Shai Hong ( 曬太陽 ／ 晒太阳 ）and Dian Hong （ 滇红 ).
Due to the extraordinary material, the tea has nice hints of cocoa powder, cigar, and some earthy taste.
It takes a while for the tea to smoothly spread in the whole body and calm body and mind, but one definitely arrives at a nicely chilled state.
Steamed gaiwan: Chocolate, tobacco, mild smokiness, and honey
Tastes, feelings: Starts with mushroom-like flavors and different nuts, like walnut and macadamia. Later it turns to chocolate, cocoa, and a nice earthy flavor with some dried fruits. The calming effect comes slowly but constantly.
Quantity: 5-6 grams per 150ml
Water temperature: 90-95ºC. From fresh, cold spring water or filtered water
Brewing time: 10-15…seconds