[Spring 2021 harvest]
CS’s Zhu Ye Qing is a beautiful tea that’s both crisp and surprisingly warming for a green tea. It is well-balanced with sufficient complexity, pungent aftertaste and a relaxing cha qi.
The aroma is very fresh and vegetal (cucumber, broccoli, leeks) with just a hint of cream. Taste is a mix of nut oils (walnut), sweet grass with a nice bitterness (chicory) to it. There is no astringency basically. Other flavours on display include rice, sunflowers, green beans, and rapini. Liquor has a medium body and a buttery texture, which is really quite nice.
Flavors: Bitter, Broccoli, Cream, Cucumber, Green Beans, Leeks, Nuts, Rice, Sweet, Sweet, Warm Grass, Vegetable Broth, Vegetal, Walnut