Heavenly Blue Peak

Lush & naturally sweet
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Item Number:
Tian Mu Qing Ding
Main Flavor Profile:
Medium - high

An exceptional spring green, this high-mountain cultivar is harvested only for a brief period in early April. Heavenly Blue Peak (Tian Mu Qing Ding) was long a favored tea of emperors. It is grown in bamboo forest preserves of Tian Mu Mountains, in Zhejiang Province. Literally translated as "eye of heaven green peak", our high-grade Qing Ding lot offers the tea lover an opportunity to enjoy a wonderfully aromatic and flavorful tea. Harvest date is mid-April 2023. Lot #7.

Lot Notes. Our lot offers the 3 attributes we seek in this tea: a fresh green, enticing leaf appearance; high aroma; and, steeped, a captivating, enduring flavor. The leaves are long, elegant, and a fresh green color. Flavors are marbled. 

Tea Facts. Grown organically in the TainMuShan area. Farm elevation is approximately 1600 meters. Topography is steep, rugged mountains. Heavenly Blue is harvested a bit later than most high-grade green teas due to the farm's high elevation with the bushes being slow coming out of dormancy. Leaf and bud sets are the pluck standard. 

Tasting Notes. The taste is complex, layered & just a wonderful natural sweetness. Flavor is grassy, fresh spring vegetables - asparagus comes to mind with a lingering, warm mouth feel. Good tea with food and with your afternoon break. 

Brewing Suggestions. Use 3 grams for 6-8 oz. of water and 4-5 grams with 12 ounces. Best prepared with water at 185-195 degrees F. and steep the leaves for approximately 2 minutes & taste. A short steep emphasizes the delicate layered notes of this cultivar. A longer infusion will produce more intensity, with a bit more pungency.  Drain the water off the leaves for added steeps.



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