2019 1st Picking Reserve Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Bamboo, Garden Peas, Honey, Nutty, Soybean
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180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “Here’s another tea that was stashed away in my fridge for many months. I’ve been trying to sip down what’s left of last year’s green tea. Pacing myself though so I don’t run out before the 2020...” Read full tasting note
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From Verdant Tea

This tea is part of the He Family’s reserve collection, chosen by Mr. He as the best representation of Laoshan’s potential and his family’s values in crafting and picking

The flat-pressing process that Mr. He uses to finish this fresh 2019 spring harvest is inspired by Dragonwell green tea. In fact, Laoshan tea was originally brought to the area from Dragonwell, so for this cultivar, flat-pressing is a return to its origins. The day-long labor-intensive process to finish this delicate tea makes for beautiful leaves to brew in glass. The flavor is lighter but the aroma and sweetness more pronounced with flat-pressing. After honing his technique for several years, Mr. He is so excited about the rich refined complexity that the painstaking flat-pressing brings to his tea that in 2019 he has dedicated a small and precious incredibly early harvest to Flat Pressing to show off the aroma and texture of Laoshan’s unique terroir.

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Here’s another tea that was stashed away in my fridge for many months. I’ve been trying to sip down what’s left of last year’s green tea. Pacing myself though so I don’t run out before the 2020 spring greens are ready.

It’s been somewhat of a chore drinking through my Laoshan greens as last year’s harvest wasn’t all that great. One of the few bright spots, however, was the Laoshan flat pressed varietal. I liked the Reserve grade version and the first flush turned out to be delicious as well. It’s a fresh, bright tasting tea with crisp florals and notes of soybeans, peas, and bamboo shoots. There’s a soft sweetness rounded out by a nice nutty tone in the background.

While this tea is modeled after dragonwell, the flavor profile is completely different – it’s closer to regular Laoshan green tea. The leaf is itself is darker, and thinner than the large flat blades of dragonwell.

Flavors: Bamboo, Garden Peas, Honey, Nutty, Soybean

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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