2012 Special Reserve Green

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Green Tea
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Flavors
Butter, Grass, Lemon Zest, Seaweed
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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “A centering and calming tea that will take you away to a far better place when you are feeling chaotic and stressed. My full review will be on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 26th but don't...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This wild green tea is surreal. The flavor is just so unlike anything else I've tasted and no matter how familiar with it I become, I feel like I'm experiencing this tea anew every time I come back...” Read full tasting note
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2 oz (57g) makes 60+ cups, 33 cents per cup

Ingredients: Wild Harvested Green Tea leaves- Antioxidant Rich

This special reserve green tea is a wild harvested tea that grows near the farm of Shang’s friend. The leaves are plucked and then processed on Shang’s farm to produce a truly unique green tea.

This green tea exudes a beautiful, vibrant green color that demonstrates the freshness of this tea. As with most green teas, this one has a green, grassy taste to it, but with an amazing umami sweetness and no bitterness or astringency. And being wildharvested, it is full of great flavor that lasts for at least 4-5 good steepings.

This is a tea that you will not want to miss and this year’s crop will likely sell out fast, so order today to enjoy this tasty treat!

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A centering and calming tea that will take you away to a far better place when you are feeling chaotic and stressed.
My full review will be on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 26th but don’t hesitate to grab some of this before it is gone.
I love Shang teas and am so happy that they are located somewhat close to me!
A really soothing cup!

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We have debated for awhile about whether or not we should post notes about our own tea, but we thought it might be fun to just occasionally share our thoughts on a particular tea that we carry (without rating the tea that is!).

So we thought we’d start off with our newest tea, our special reserve green tea. While our owner, Zehua Shang, was on his friends wu-long tea farm, they visited a wild growing section adjacent that hasn’t been used for commercial use in 10+ years. We decided to pick some of these wild tea leaves and process them as a green tea and the result was better than we could expect.

The taste is incredibly fresh with a delicious buttery and sweet grassy complexity. We sipped it throughout the evening tonight and brewed it about 5-6 times, enjoying the changing flavor and color of the tea. We love this tea and hope you will too!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

I have enjoyed this tea several times and every time I have it – it is in a time I need some comfort and a stead fast stand by tea that won’t let me down. In those same times I am never in the mind set to do a review lol so I fear that because your tea is so good I have lacked giving back! I am sorry for that.
Hummm maybe this should be the beginning of my review. I may have to come back and copy and paste this.
Today is another one of those days — far too busy and chaotic.
Time for some Special Reserve from Shang!

Shang Tea

We are so glad you enjoy it! And don’t worry about not reviewing teas, we’re just glad to hear that this is a very calming and comforting tea for you. Hope to see you again soon!

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This wild green tea is surreal. The flavor is just so unlike anything else I’ve tasted and no matter how familiar with it I become, I feel like I’m experiencing this tea anew every time I come back to it. I’m always pleasantly surprised all over again.

In a few words I would say this tea reminds me very much of a broth. The buttery texture is generous. It’s quite herbaceous and vegetal with lots of umami and there are grassy tones underscored with a rich sweetness and hints of roasted seaweed. All the flavors come together to create a very complex taste that is well-balanced and multi-faceted. There is a top note of lemon that adds a fresh, bright quality to this tea.

At the time I am writing this review, this is my absolute number one tea, the favorite I keep coming back to. I had a little trouble initially getting the brewing formula right to get the most out of it, but after I figured out what worked best for me, I have had a perfect cup every time. It is wonderfully soothing and it overtakes my senses in such a welcome way. I get so excited about it whenever I first taste a new cup that I joke that this tea is my catnip. Purr, purr, purr.

Best brewing method I’ve found (I’ve tried so, so many with this tea) is 2g per 100ml water at 176F/80C for 45 seconds, then add 15 seconds each time.

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Lemon Zest, Seaweed

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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