A comparatively rare style of oolong here in the U.S. It is largely consumed by the domestic market as it is a local favorite. The small leaf offers a distinct flowery aroma and a natural, peachy flavor. Snow Pear offers another glimpse into China's seemingly endless range of varietals and tastes.
Harvested in late April 2020. Made from a local cultivar that has been farmed in the area for many years. It is crafted to a local or "fresh" style - made to regional taste preferences.
It is a Min Nan oolong grown in South Fujian Province along the coast. Cultivar is small leafed. Originating farm is located at an elevation of about 600 meters. This lot was harvested in late April 2020.
Tasting this year's offering we found a fresh, light peachy note. The leaves open to a light shade of green and offer a subtle, fragrant flavors. It will leave a distinct yet light, sweet, fruit-like aftertaste. Lot #1.
Use approximately 3 grams per 8 ounces of water; or, serve Gongfu style with about 6 grams per 7-8 ounces of water. Use boiling water (205 F and higher), rinse the leaves briefly and pour off. Re-infuse the leaves, steep for 2 minutes and taste. Leaves will offer multiple steeps.