Organic Baguashan Pre-Qingming Qing Xin Green Tea, Lot 703

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Eucalyptus, Spices, Vegetable Broth, Citrus, Custard, Floral, Flowers, Freshly Cut Grass, Green, Herbs, Meat, Peas, Pine, Pumpkin, Soap, Vegetables, Vegetal, Zucchini
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180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 oz / 84 ml

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  • “I gotta say Taiwanese greens are the most aromatic green teas I’ve come across. Yet the actual drinking experience seldom lives up to the aroma. Such was the case with this tea. It had an...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This green tea has some light oxidization, so it’s not so fresh tasting, but I guess it stays good for longer. It has a lot of complexity, strong flavours and an incredibly soft, velvety and milky...” Read full tasting note
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We’re very happy to have found a small batch of this very fine spring 2018 tea the we thought was all sold-out before we could even propose it on TTC. If you liked our Winter 2017 production, this one will be even more rewarding. Made from a fine picking of very young leaves and plenty of buds last March, this unique green tea shows all the vigor of the very promising spring tea season we’ve had this year. Made from the Qing Xin family of cultivars, the king of the high mountain teas of Taiwan, this Gan Zhi sub-variety is also liked for making Oriental Beauty teas because of its generous buds that help make this tea oh so smooth and round with light, almond like, sweet roasted accents, a good vegetal body with hints of creamy artichoke, and the flowery and balsam freshness of High Mountain Oolongs. A very rewarding sip, and very different from Chinese green teas. This tea is definitely a must try and is made from organically farmed leaves by one of our long time collaborators, just for us. We purchased the whole production which is offered exclusively here on Taiwan Tea Crafts!

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I gotta say Taiwanese greens are the most aromatic green teas I’ve come across. Yet the actual drinking experience seldom lives up to the aroma. Such was the case with this tea. It had an incredible honeyed narcissus aroma but I got only the barest hint of flavor in the brewed tea. I had a little more success today following Togo’s steeping parameters.

The dry leaves emitted sweet aromas of maple syrup and apple cider when dropped into a heated shibo. Wet leaves had an interesting smell of eucalyptus and spice. First steep had a buttery, smooth vegetable soup flavor. Second steep was similar with a hint of juniper berries. The third steep had a cooling herbaceous taste mingled with sandalwood and a floral finish.

This was a mellow tea reminiscent of mao feng green tea. It had a sweet though indistinct vegetal flavor and a little tingle of spice. After trying a number of Taiwanese green teas, I’ve come to the conclusion that while interesting, they just don’t measure up to their counterparts from China and Japan. They seem more one-dimensional and lack that depth of flavor.

Flavors: Eucalyptus, Spices, Vegetable Broth

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 g 2 OZ / 48 ML

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This green tea has some light oxidization, so it’s not so fresh tasting, but I guess it stays good for longer. It has a lot of complexity, strong flavours and an incredibly soft, velvety and milky mouthfeel.

From the dry leaves, I get aromas of meat, pumpkin flowers, freshly cut grass and courgette. The wet leaves, on the other hand, smell of soap, sweet florals and cabbage. The soap is a strong note, but not in an unpleasant way.

The taste is very crisp and juicy, while retaining a delicate and sweet profile. There are notes of custard, green peas, lemon balm, citrus, green wood, artichoke, bread crust and cannabis, the list goes on :D
I like the bitterness present, and it only gets astringent at high temperatures. The aftertaste is quite strong and cooling, like a mountain breeze. I get additional flavours of vegetable broth, pine and fresh herbs.

Flavors: Citrus, Custard, Floral, Flowers, Freshly Cut Grass, Green, Herbs, Meat, Peas, Pine, Pumpkin, Soap, Vegetable Broth, Vegetables, Vegetal, Zucchini

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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