Thick leaves appear more silver than green. Consistent soft curled leaves that open to reveal green leaves. Savory vegetable aroma. Delicious flavor with silky mouth feel. Clean as ice and snow. Multiple steeps.
This year's Snow Dragon is a first for Silk Road. For this year's tea, we selected an organic green grown in the Simao District of Yunnan Province. (In the past, we have sourced this tea in Fujian Province.) This lot is a fine pluck of one bud one leaf and offers the appearance of snow (plenty of white leaf) as well as the refreshing and lush flavors we look for.
Lot Notes. We selected this lot as it offers a notable sweet flavor. We appreciate the different take on this tea the teamaker pursued. Harvested early in the spring, the leaves are surprisingly thick and consistent in size.
Tea Facts. Tea was grown organically near the Nanping township, in Simao. Farm is located on Wuliang Mountain. Basket fired. Tea harvested in February 2022.
Tasting Notes. Thick leaves open to a sweet, clean vegetal umami character. There is much flavor - think sweet corn. Aroma is softly vegetal. It is a good tea as a morning beverage.
Brewing Suggestions. One teaspoon or 3 grams per 6-8 ounces of water. Use water at a temperature of 185-195 F and steep for 2 minutes. Drain all the water off the leaves between steeps for additional steeps.