Snow Tea (Xue Cha)
Snow tea is a white lichen native to Yunnan Province that grows on rocks at high elevations (typically above 4000 meters). Very slow growing and highly prized in China, it is becoming rare. Snow tea offers a subtle and very light, clean vegetal taste with some mouth feel. Known to have a warming effect in cool weather. It also goes well with food.
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Grows wild, Yunnan Province, typically at elevations above 4,000 meters.
Posted by Jerry on 28th Jul 2016
This tea is not formally made of tea leaves but a lichen. The infusion is light colored and as a result of its unusual origin, has a distinct earthy mushroom like flavor. I agree this goes very well with food, especially earthy food and red-wine based sauce dishes. I find it pleasant but may confess this could be a a kind for connoisseur - nonetheless, I would highly recommend to try it and give it a chance - 1/4th of a Lb will go a long way.