A long time favorite! Unique taste treat!
Tea is named for the 3 wonderful infusions the leaves traditionally offer. Using a pan-firing method called "San Bei Xiang", it results in leaves in various shades of dark green and, at times, almost a silver-gray appearance. A traditional green made in both Fujian and Zhejiang Provinces, it offers a nuanced taste that is both sweet and strong. The tea maker works the leaves in the wok to sharpen the naturally sweet and pungent notes of the cultivar. Our 2023 lot is known as "GuYu" harvest as it was plucked in the second week of April, 2023.
Lot Notes. Harvested early in the season, its flavors are brisk and full bodied in the cup. Leaves are dense and rich in green color.
Tea Facts. Three Cups is one of the early green teas of the Spring harvest. Our lot was made in Fujian Priovince. Skill in the firing process is critical to shaping the teas unique flavors. Uniformity in leaf size is important to maintain a smooth taste.
Tasting Notes. Our lot was fired at a high temperature accentuating its natural vegetal flavor. A strong green, it is best steeped on the brief side. Fresh herbaceous notes are noted with some puckering on the palate. It cups clean with a refreshing aftertaste.
Brewing Suggestions. A rounded teaspoon or 3 grams of leaf for 6- 8 ounces of water will steep to a full-bodied cup. Use water around 195F. We recommend a short steep of 1.5 - 2 minutes and taste. Leaves will yield multiple steeps.