This is a beautiful tea esthetically. It has a combination of vegetal and nutty roasted flavor. Astringency is fairly low. Overall the tea has a good taste and is light bodied.
One of our favorite teas - Emerald Green brings a wealth of aroma and flavor to the palate. A yellow tea, "Cui Ya", is cultivated in the Huang Shan Mountains of Anhui Province. These jagged, high mountains are cut with abundant, rushing streams and cooling afternoon and evening mists creating a near perfect environ for tea.
Lot Notes. This cultivar is a favorite in the yellow tea class. We note pluck standard and the uniform leaf size indicating its early harvest date, care in handling and traditional processing methods for this tea. Leaf color is vibrant with the look and feel of early spring tea.
Tea Facts. Lot was harvested in April 2021. In processing, the tea is classed as a yellow tea (the 6th variety of tea in China) as it receives an extra step or steaming of the leaves prior to firing. This elevates aromas, further sweetens it natural flavor and clarifies its liquor.
Once steeped, leaves yield a sweet, lush and clean cup with distinctive flowery notes. Delicious and full of taste, naturally sweet with a nice uptick at the back of the mouth. Emerald Green will finish with lingering warm notes. Lot # CY-1.
We suggest one teaspoon or 3 grams of leaf for 8 ounces of water at a temperature of 185-195 degrees F. Steep for 2 minutes. Liquor should be a soft, clear yellow. Taste and see if it meets your flavor profile; if not, steep longer as this tea will not get astringent. Multiple steeps is the norm.