Summer Harvest Laoshan Green (2013)

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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec 6 oz / 177 ml

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  • “I shared several steepings of this one this morning with my student who loves green teas. This helps in my efforts to drink a green or white tea each day. This one was part of Oct TOMC, & it's...” Read full tasting note
    Terri HarpLady 2952 tasting notes
  • “Very yummy. I forget which year mybsample is from but it's very good. Note is logged via my android tablet and it's hard toenter steep time, temp and rating so I'll fix that when I get to a computer. ” Read full tasting note
    Aedon2 587 tasting notes
  • “This is just what I wanted this afternoon. It tastes like nothing more than sun-warmed veggies, fresh out of the garden: warm, sweet, green, rich. Green beans, or sugar snap peas, or maybe even...” Read full tasting note
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    teabird 403 tasting notes
  • “One hot flash rinse yielded a light nutty/grainy and buttery tea, almost like plain egg noodles. 30sec 1st cool infusion (70-80 degrees celsius): Like the hot rinse, but stronger with the...” Read full tasting note
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    mcrdotcom 18 tasting notes

From Verdant Tea

Last year, the He Family’s early Summer harvest tasted like summer- rich and full, cooling and refreshing. It was one of the most exciting and satisfying harvests from Laoshan that we’d tried from Laoshan so far, which is why we’re pleased to offer early summer Laoshan Green once again this year.

This second Summer Harvest from the He Family is a beautiful surprise. Where the first summer harvest was more energetically robust, spinachy, bean-y and green, this June harvest is smooth, creamy and cooling. First steepings evoke cool, sweet cream and mellow, slightly cooling vegetals, sweet grass and soy bean. The texture of this tea in the mouth is pronounced and engaging, leaving a distinct tingling feeling on the tongue while drinking and for many moments immediately after sipping. Reminiscent of this year’s Spring Laoshan Bilochun, there’s a refreshing note of cucumber and of green tea dusted with sweet matcha powder.

Later steepings hold surprises like distinct notes of floral or melon with sparkling sweetness. Distant notes of jasmine mix with a warming under-current of brown sugar or miso, and the early cooling sensations grow to mint, juicy and sweet like spearmint. Long steepings bring out supporting woody undertones that verge on a hint of spice. Throughout each steeping, this unique summer harvest remains mellow and sweet, refreshing with that unique tingling sensation.

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I shared several steepings of this one this morning with my student who loves green teas.
This helps in my efforts to drink a green or white tea each day.
This one was part of Oct TOMC, & it’s lovely. The first steep is a creamy soymilk soup, with light greens, then it builds more of a green bean quality. The later steeping reminded me today of 2 things: The sensation of mint (but not the taste), & the taste of Wakame or Kombu.

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587 tasting notes

Very yummy. I forget which year mybsample is from but it’s very good. Note is logged via my android tablet and it’s hard toenter steep time, temp and rating so I’ll fix that when I get to a computer.

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This is just what I wanted this afternoon. It tastes like nothing more than sun-warmed veggies, fresh out of the garden: warm, sweet, green, rich. Green beans, or sugar snap peas, or maybe even tomato. A little taste of sunshine on a cold day :)

To think I used to find green teas always too weak and/or bitter!

~2tsp/8oz, 6 steeps

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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One hot flash rinse yielded a light nutty/grainy and buttery tea, almost like plain egg noodles.

30sec 1st cool infusion (70-80 degrees celsius): Like the hot rinse, but stronger with the buttery notes stronger than the grainy, and vegetal. Savoury and satisfying with the lightest of astringency lingering on the tongue.

60sec 2nd cool infusion: Same as above but more vegetal and a little more astringent on the tongue.

90sec 3rd cool infusion: Buttery, vegetal and slightly grainy, less astringent than 2nd infusion.

90sec 4th hotter infusion (80-90 degrees): Weaker tasting notes as above (grainy notes coming through more than butter), a bit more astringent.

120sec 5th hot infusion (~90 degrees): Vegetal and grainy, less astringent, quite light.

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From the Unflavored TTB.

Prepared with a test tube steeper.

Dry leaf aroma is vegetal and salty. Wet leaf aroma has notes of fresh beans, spinach and Brussels sprouts. The liquor is pale green and medium-bodied, and tastes of beans and snow peas, simultaneously bitter and sweet. At first the texture is clear but slowly becomes creamy.

The tea didn’t survive past the third infusion, after which it tasted stale. The Laoshan greens I’ve had before were able to go up to six, but I suppose this one doesn’t travel very well for long. Regardless, I chose to rate, keeping the tea’s potentiality in mind.

I found the most enjoyable part of drinking this tea, actually, was watching the leaves in the test tube steeper while they were being steeped. They looked alive as if they were never dried. Also, after the first infusion the color changed from minty green to fresh garden green, the color of asparagus.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
TheTeaFairy

I also love this tea in the test tube!!

KiwiDelight

It’s so nifty.

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Aroma: Sweet, fresh, crisp, buttery spinach
Liquor Color: Bright yellow
Liquor Flavor: Sweet spinach, buttery, creamy and savory. Crisp and refreshing with a cooling sensation that lingers after the first sip.
Notes: I only had a chance to do one infusion but I’ll have to do more when I get back. Once again, I am completely blown away by Verdant. So far, I think this is hands down the best green tea I’ve had. The cooling sensation after the first sip is so wonderful and unexpected. Perfection.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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