Beautiful emerald green, twisted leaves with a strong vegetal aroma. This tea is naturally very sweet, highly vegetal with hints of creaminess. There’s nothing spectacular about this tea, nothing fancy about this one. I find it is a good everyday green tea, especially if you like the strong vegetal notes.
Xinyang Green Tips
Hanyu Pinyin: xin yang mao jian
Production area: Xinyang, Henan
Harvest time: Spring 2012
Way back in the Tang Dynasty (618 -907 AD), Xinyang Green Tips have been earmarked as tribute teas for the Emperors. No real surprise really, once you savored it – it has a chestnut like aroma and a refreshing lingering sweetness that leaves you longing for more.
To enjoy it deeper, trying sipping plain water after drinking Xinyang Green Tips, you’ll be surprised how sweet plain ol’ water can taste. This is what we refer to as the recurring sweetness.
Nutty, rich with strong lingering recurring sweetness
Clear yellowish green liquor
Like a graduate fresh out of school, the Xinyang Green Tips has an enthusiasm and energy that is infectious. Everything about her is so un-jaded, un-spoilt, un-corrupted by the world.