The “Longevity Brick” is an authentic kind of tea from Gaojia-xi (Anhua county, province Hunan). It contains bacteria Eurotium Cristatum (Golden Flowers or Jin Hua), which is extremely beneficial for human health. Tiny yellow globules (which are actually bacterial colonies) can be seen on the surface of tea leaves and the bigger they are, the higher is the product quality. Except for tea leaves, Golden Flowers bacteria lives on Long Life Mushrooms Fu Lin (Poria cocos).
In appearance: the tea brick, easily stratifies into big brown leaves with thin stems. The aroma is intensive, fruity-balsamic. The infusion is transparent, with amber shade.
The bouquet of brewed tea is complex, fruity-balsamic, with notes of wood, spicy herbs, dried apricot, honey and rosehip fruit. The aroma is deep and low, honey, with herbal hints. The taste is rich and full-bodied, sweetish, with nuances of dried berries and refreshing finish.
Brew tea with hot water (95°C) in a gaiwan or a teapot made of porous clay. The proportion is 4-5 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 8-10 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 1-2 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 9-10 times.
The “Longevity Brick” is a good choice for everyday tea drinking, favorably affects physical and mental health.