Wuyi Green - WuYi Qing

Full-bodied green, fruity & herbal flavors.
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Wǔyì qīng chá 武义青茶
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Loose leaf

Described as a "wild" tasting green tea, the descriptor is apt for this unusual and boldly flavored varietal. A local green, it was grown on a small farm in the mountains of Fujian Province. Leaves are a rich, deep green color after a traditional style pan firing that shapes the leaf into a small curl and adds depth in taste. The cultivar yields a natural fruity taste that will linger. The finish is fresh and clean. Pre-Qing Ming harvest, April 2020. Lot #2.

Lot Notes
A delicious green tea that is refreshingly strong. Harvested early, its leaves are compact and rich with minerals and flavors as they have grown slowly as the cold weather warms in the mountains. If you are looking for a green with plenty of character this tea is a candidate. The processing of this leaf takes skill and it is made to local customs. We think it offers a new green tea taste profile to the U.S. market.

Lot Facts
Tea was harvested pre-Qing Ming. It is pan-fired green, a method of processing that sharpens the vegetal notes of the varietal. Tea was grown at an elevation of approximately 1100 meters.   

Tasting Notes
It is a full-bodied green, offering a light, fruity flavor as well as herbal notes. There is a hint of astringency underneath its sweet taste. Cup color is clear & light green.  We find it enlivening and refreshing!

Brewing Suggestions
3 grams is our recommendation for 8 ounces of water. Water temperature is best at about 185-195 degrees F. Steep briefly for 2 minutes and taste. It can steep longer just watch for astringency. It will steep multiple times.

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