Spring 2010 Xiang Zhen
“Xiang Zhen” or (Aromatic Needles) is a type of high fired hand-processed green tea. After picking the leaves are carefully transported to the processing room and pressed by hand into a dry wok in small batches, firing time is short but temperature is high. Skill is needed to accomplish a good result. The tea liquor is very green and light! The taste is penetrating and carries hints of toasted peas and pine needles with a stimulating mouth-feel.