237 Tasting Notes
On the third infusion and still loving the sweet citrusy flavour. It’s light, pleasant and easy to drink. I reckon I could drink it all day every day, if only I could afford it! The aftertaste is sweet too, although it has not lasted as long as some other teas. All in all, this is a lovely tea.
I was really looking forward to this after having a yellow tea in Shanghai many years ago. I had not seen any since, so it was with great anticipation that I made a pot. The vegetal note was immediately evident when I sniffed the aroma. I drank a bit and let it swirl around my mouth. The tea did not disappoint. As I held it in my mouth the flavour developed: slightly grassy, sweet and slightly nutty making my taste buds tingle for a while after swallowing. Lovely. Although it did not blow me away the way the Anji Bai Cha did, it is definitely among my favourites and I would highly recommend it. I made my pot at 75 degrees with four teaspoons of leaf for 400ml of water and brewed it for 2 minutes.
So, I made the first cup and wrote the notes. I then followed it up with a second steeping, which my wife tried and she commented that it was really citrusy. She also drank most of that cup! I managed to get half a dozen steepings out of the pot without any great loss in flavour, increasing the length of time I steeped it for a little each time until the last one was three minutes. This is a cracking good tea and is on my repeat list now.
This was one of the first green teas I bought from Canton Tea Co. It literally blew my mind. I had drunk green tea for some time before trying it but this was in a league of its own. It tasted of honey and new-mown hay and the aftertaste went on and on. I shall definitely buy more of this one.