The infusion is a very pale golden color, very enticing. The smell has a salty vegetal-ness to it almost reminding me of edamame. The taste is delicious – surprisingly savory for a Chinese green tea. It takes a few sips for this to really develop (at least using the brewing parameters I did), but it is fantastic once it does. Although I am a vegetarian nowadays, I would imagine that this would pair well with chicken or turkey.
Pre-GuYu Huang Shan Mao Feng
Spring, Harvested in Mid April
Anhui Province, Yellow Mountain Region (Geographic Patent Region). Single estate. 800m (2400ft.) above sea level.
Hong Qing (roasted)
1 oz. (28g pack)
There was no pre-Qingming harvest this year at this location. So this tea is the earliest harvest.