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Meng Ding Gan Lu (Sweet Dew) Organic Green Tea

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  • “This is definitely one of the best green teas that I have ever tried. The prominent flavor is a sweetness from the unusually high concentration of amino acids. Below this are hints of rose...” Read full tasting note
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    chadao 45 tasting notes
  • “This is my favorite green tea from Seven Cups. The sweet flavor is rich and hearty. It's got a vegetal taste, but it's not grassy. That's always important for me because teas with a grassy flavor...” Read full tasting note
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This is the 2011 Description
Meng Ding Mountain in southwestern China is famous not only as the hometown of panda bears but also as where tea was first cultivated at Gan Lu Si (Sweet Dew Temple). This tea was cultivated at this Taoist temple over two thousand years ago, hence the name Gan Lu (Sweet Dew). It has been a tribute tea since the Tang Dynasty.

This certified organic tea uses mostly tender tea buds picked in early spring, which are then carefully curled during processing. While the tea buds are very tiny, the unique character of the tea bush creates a bright green tea color, fresh rich flavor and highly nutritious tea, even while using a small quantity of tea. Enjoy the sweet chestnut aroma and lingering sweet aftertaste.

Location: Sichuan Province
Tea Bush: Ming Shan #131
Tea Master: Liu Wen Yi
Harvest Time: middle of March
Picking Standard: 80% tea buds with 20% 1 bud to 1 young leaf
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot
Brewing Guidelines: 1st infusion 1/2 Tbs per 12 oz 180F for 1 ½ mins
Infusions: at least 3 times

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45 tasting notes

This is definitely one of the best green teas that I have ever tried. The prominent flavor is a sweetness from the unusually high concentration of amino acids. Below this are hints of rose petals, cantaloupe, and button mushroom. It yields a full flavor in a gaiwan for at least three steepings. I am currently finishing my 2011 stock, a gift from my dad, and I am avidly awaiting the 2012 crop, which should be in the next week (April 15 or so).

A truly outstanding green tea. If it wasn’t for the price, I would be drinking it every day!

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This is my favorite green tea from Seven Cups. The sweet flavor is rich and hearty. It’s got a vegetal taste, but it’s not grassy. That’s always important for me because teas with a grassy flavor bother me.

I find that unlike some of the high quality green teas, Sweet Dew doesn’t leave me with a tummy ache if I don’t have something to eat while I’m drinking it.

Plus, it’s fun when I brew it in an office using my glass jar because the lovely fuzzy floaters combined with the small buds at the bottom of the jar make people ask why I’m drinking swamp water.

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