Sometimes we just can’t believe our luck. At a time when fresh, top quality, organic green tea from China is harder to come by than ever, we were sent a sample of this amazing tea. New to us, and based on the fact we couldn’t find it in any of our many tea books, very rare in Europe, this tea is a pure delight.
The area’s mountainous topography, rich soil, clean environment and moderate sub-tropical climate provide the perfect conditions for growing tea. While the appearance of this wiry green tea with lots of light tips is reminiscent of Spring Snail Shell (Bi Lou Chun) the taste is noticeably different: Made from just the young tender bud and the one leaf below, the dry leaf has a slightly vegetal aroma. The infusion is light and clear, and the taste has hints of green beans and fresh peas, with a lasting sweet finish. There is absolutely no bitterness or astringency in this tea, even after a longer third infusion.
OriginQing Shan Mountain, Hunan Province, China
FlavoursLightly vegetal, sweet, hints of green beans peas fresh from the pod
Time2 - 3 Min
Infusions1 - 3
From controlled organic cultivation