Organic Cloud & Mist

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Butter, Vegetal
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165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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From Red Blossom Tea Company

Harvested late March 2010 from Fuding County, Fujian Province. In a season of devastating frost and endless rain that saw drastic declines in the availability of green and white teas, it’s remarkable that we found a tea as wonderful as this.

Each leaf is hand-picked, then roasted with a drum roaster – a more traditional method of green tea crafting that predates the pan firing methods commonly used today. The dry leaves are dark green, each wiry twisted strand only about 2.5 centimeters long. The aroma is slightly floral with an underlying note of roasted macadamia. In water, those strands unwind and turn a creamy green, revealing tender leaves and buds. The infused tea is surprisingly sweet and bright, with a hint of butter and grass.

We were able to get a surprising 5 brews using only 2.5 grams of tea leaves in our gaiwan – though we’ve also enjoyed Cloud and Mist free-steeped in a tea bowl or cup.

Water Temperature: 175°, or when very small bubbles appear on the water’s edge.

Brewing Instructions: Use 1 tablespoon (double for a medium sized pot). Rinse tea for 1 second. Discard rinse water. Steep for 1 minute. May be infused multiple times.

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120 tasting notes

Starting my day off with a cup of this. Such a fine tea and the longer I keep it, the better it becomes…
See previous note for more information.

As usual, thanks be to QuiltGuppy!

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247 tasting notes

This is my afternoon tea choice. I was hoping for something nice and light and this tea delivered.

The tea is so pretty and delicate. The leaves are quite long, mixed with some shorter ones as well. It’s all twisted together and reminds me of confetti all curled around.

165/1.5 min The first scent I’m getting is vegetal and I’m pretty much rolling my eyes as it’s what I always get. I’m hoping not to be on the verge of drinking yet another cup of asparagus tea. It is somewhat vegetal, but I’m disgusted by it. In fact, I think I’m beginning to appreciate vegetal tasting teas now because here I sit, drinking it. I do pick up a slight floral taste as indicated in the description, and yes, I can discern a macadamia nut follow, but I am not picking up any sweetness or grass. Just a tad of asparagus. (Yes, again.) I’m starting to forge a bond with asparagus.

165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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261 tasting notes

Tastes super buttery with that fresh green tea taste. Surprisingly similar to the Pre-Rain Dragonwell, but apparently this is easier to brew. I’ll buy this when my 雨前龙井 runs out.

Flavors: Butter, Vegetal

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19 tasting notes

This is my “go to” green tea for regular sipping.

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47 tasting notes

Nice! This is one of my favorite styles of tea. This one is fresh and delicious, despite the unforgiving weather of 2010 in China.

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