Emerald Needles Large-Leaf Varietal Green Tea of Simao * Spring 2014

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195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 9 oz / 260 ml

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This tea was picked from an early-Spring harvest high in the mountains of Simao. These tender young buds were processed in a way that is similar to how other premium small-leaf tea varietals are processed elsewhere in China, but as this is from a large-leaf tea varietal of Yunnan (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica), it retains some distinct characteristics and a bolder large-leaf taste. This tea is high in tannins which give it a penetrating vegetal aroma and a strong “umami” flavor which coats the mouth and throat.

These leaves are best brewed in a clear glass or chahai which shows off the tendency of the leaves to line up vertically, some floating at the surface and others sinking to the bottom.

Spring 2014 harvest!

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little glass pitchure method:
when I smell the leaves dry, they smell peppery and green.

when I smell the leaves wet, they smell peppery, fresh and green.

when I smell the brewed tea, it smells green and fresh.

when I taste the brewed tea, it tastes like all of the above and a lot like dragonwell

many thanks to scott Wilson and Yunnan sourcing for this lovely tea

Flavors: Green, Pepper

200 °F / 93 °C 5 g 9 OZ / 260 ML

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