Flavor Profile:An herbaceous green tea with a clean, mineral quality and hints of cinnamon and warm almond milk in the aroma.
Ningde is nestled between the mountains and the ocean in the northeastern corner of China’s Fujian province. The region is also known as ‘Min Dong’ in reference to the ancient Min culture of southeastern China.
Tea has been growing in Ningde for centuries. Traditional green and white tea making techniques continue to this day giving each tea from this region its own distinctive appearance and flavor.
Mei Li is Chinese for “beautiful” and is an apt description of this special green tea. Delicate and refined, Mei Li carries the taste and smells of the misty northern Fujian countryside where it is grown.
Mei Li’s distinctive appearance comes from roasting the leaf in a special pan that is shaken from side to side, straightening and flattening the leaf as it cooks. This gives the leaf a bright, glossy appearance without damaging it or removing the Bai Hao ‘white down’ on the tip of the buds.