The 2020 Jin Jun Mei from Characteas finds a nice balance between price and quality. Sweet lychee with a dark sugar undertone and citrus towards the end.
All tea comes from the same plant and in this article, you have an overview of the different types of tea and how they are different from one another.
Terre de Ciel’s ‘La Petite Favorite’ is a hong cha from old trees in the Jingmai area. It has a malty flavour profile and is a good in-between tea.
Moychay’s Jin Guanyin Xiao Zhong is the perfect everyday hong cha. It offers sweet floral notes, a deep roastedness, and a long-lasting aftertaste.
MIST Tea’s Seasonal High Mountain Black Tea is definitely fruity. I got a fruitiness in combination with sweet sugar cane and citrus notes.