2012 Tong Cheng Small Orchid, semi-wild, 800m (2400 ft.) First Day Harvest

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  • “This is a fantastic green tea from Life in Teacup. That comes as no surprise, really, though, as I am always quite impressed with any tea that I try from this company. I can't recall ever trying...” Read full tasting note
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Production Year: 2012

Production Season: Spring, Harvested on April 9th

Production Region: Anhui Province, Tongcheng. Single estate. 800m (2400 ft.) above sea level.

Style:Hong Qing (roasted)

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This is a fantastic green tea from Life in Teacup. That comes as no surprise, really, though, as I am always quite impressed with any tea that I try from this company. I can’t recall ever trying something I’ve disliked from them.

The description of this states that this is a roasted tea, and with the first few sips, I don’t really taste any distinct roasted flavor to this, but as I continue to sip, more toasty nutty flavors start to emerge. The first few sips are really quite refreshing, tasting fresh like spring and evoking thoughts of dewdrops on new spring leaves. Sweet and light and crisp. As I continue to sip, those fresh notes remain, but I begin to also notice the nutty notes, sweet and toasty, but without a real STRONG roasty-toasty taste. Just a sort of baked, toasty warmth that would emanate from something that is roasted.

Really lovely.

2nd Infusion: some vegetative notes begin to emerge … still not overtly vegetal but more significant than in the first cup. I am also noting a distinct smoky tone to this cup … yes, I taste more of a roasty-toasty and even a slight smoky charcoal-y note now. Here is where the roasted note really comes in to focus.

I think with this tea, as much as I enjoyed the lightness of the first cup, this second cup is even better! Definitely worth the effort to brew this one a second time.

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