This Pre Qing-Ming tea shows beautiful white-hair covered leaves rolled into spirals. Fresh smell. Gaiwan infusion – 1 tbsp in 100 mL. First infusion (2 mins) gives a bright-colored kelpy and smoky soup. Subsequent infusions (1 min, 2 mins and 4 mins) evolve into slight vegetal. No astringency. Spent leaves are plump and beautiful. Unfortunately, the liquor isn’t as fresh and generous.
Pre-Qing Ming Tian Mu Shan Spring Beauty Mao Jian
Made from fuzzy buds and smooth individual leaves, Taimu Shan Spring Beauty is a classic ‘one leaf and a bud’ pluck ( mao jian ) that produces a clear and clean, bright taste in the cup. This early-spring leaf is soft and rich without astringency or the harsh flavors or grassiness that may come with a later-harvest green.