This FuZhuan has been expertly made with a higher leaf-to-stem ratio than those made before the turn of the century. Although machine compressed, it is still easy to break apart. With compressed heicha a loose compression, even with a machine, is needed to allow the accumulation of Golden Flowers (Jin Hua - 金华) These are the little golden specks found in FuZhuan that give it its unique taste and health benefits.
Compared to many FuZhuan out in the US market, this tea is smoother, cleaner, and its soup is very vibrant in color. You will find this tea less muddy with more of a bright aroma that doesn’t compromise on the base and houyun. Hopefully, this quality will become more popular in the west.
One friend told me it is “Like sucking on a stick but in a good way.”