Sun Dried Jingshan Green
Jingshan is a little-known mountain village in Yunnan province that has quietly been producing some of the best green tea out there. Anyone who enjoys the more delicate Chinese greens like Dragonwell, will love these sun-dried fresh spring 2012 buds.
The aroma of the dry leaf is incredibly reminiscent of dried lychee fruit, with a sweetness that you can almost taste as you breathe in the aroma. The wet leaf has much darker more savory tones to the aroma, edging towards nutty.
The flavor of the first steeping is incredibly sweet and refreshing with a mouth-watering juiciness to the texture. The predominant flavors are citrus lime notes and a certain creamy grassiness that reminds us of matcha. The texture is far more sweet and juicy than last year’s harvest.
The second steeping goes in an interesting direction towards the more savory notes we got out of the aroma. There is a creamy nutty flavor like cashew. The darker elements paired with a crisp green flavor reminds us of fine genmaicha. More of the traditional silky Yunnan texture comes through in later steepings, along with hints of fresh sage. This tea brews up great hot or iced.
ICED: Flavor notes of lime, basil and aged basmati rice. Delicate florals. Linen texture, and mouthfeel reminiscent of rice milk.