Snow Bud (Xue Ya)
Tightly wound leaves characterize this Fujian Province, high-mountain varietal. Named for the occasional white snow-colored patches that spot the leaf, this tea is harvested early to capture a nuanced and sweet taste. Offers floral notes through its light-yellow liquor and it will linger in its aftertaste. Grown at a high elevation, when steeped long, it offers some astringency.