FuShou / FoShou or Buddha’s hand cultivar have characteristic enormous leaves, those were processed in more traditional way with higher level of oxidation / fermentation and then roasted. This processing created tea that opens up in layers and transforms throughout entire session. Liquor have moderate sweetness, is always very smooth, starts medium and after couple infusions changes to thick. Alluring aroma is fruity, very sweet, with notes of Asian pear, cherry, cream and warm baked goods. That beautifully translates to taste that is a bit less creamy and fresher than aroma, but brings same notes with addition of balanced vegetal notes and touch of vanilla. Soon after taking a sip huigan brings back rock sugar like sweetness that lingers long in the top of the throat.
Amazing tea that stole my heart with just its aroma and after first sip. One of those happy teas that will bring joy and warmth. Skillful processing brings out what’s best in this cultivar and it’s tea that I encourage everyone to at least try.
Season - Summer
Roasting Level - Low
Roasting Method - Machine
Processing - Half Handmade (Machine Roasting)
Elevation - 400-500 m
Picking - 1 bud 2 leaves