Snow Bud

Lush, a delicate honey note.
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Xuě yá
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Main Flavor Profile:
Sweet vegetal
Loose Leaf

Grown at a high elevation, the season is short for this style of tea. Its small, thin leaves reflect its high-mountain origin. Leaf is dense, flavor is nuanced and somewhat subtle. Produced inland in Fujian Province, the tea is named for the long, white buds it produces. As this tea is harvested early, it offers yet another taste perspective on China's spring greens. Harvest date is April 2023.  

Lot Notes. The harvest window is a few days in duration in order to maintain correct appearance and size of the leaves. The result is a naturally sweet tea offering a delicate note of honey. On the farm, ample water flows provide strong moisture for the tea bushes nurturing the early bud and top leaf growth. Colder night temperatures matched with warm daytime temps serve to clarify the liquor.

Tasting Notes. As this cultivar grows at a high elevation, its taste is fresh, light. The leaf aroma is lightly vegetal; the taste is natural and light on the palate but grows in its finish and lingers long after tasting. A refreshing green, it is great as an afternoon beverage.

Brewing Suggestions. One tablespoon or 3 grams of leaf for 6-8 ounces of water. Use water temperature of 185 - 195 degrees F and steep for 2-2.5 minutes.

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