Spring Flat Pressed Laoshan Green (2017)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Green Beans, Melon, Smoke, Spices, Spinach, Vegetables
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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  • “I’ve discovered that I prefer the 2nd flushes of most green teas over the softer, more expensive first flush teas. This tea is a case in point. The leaves are beautiful dark green blades pressed...” Read full tasting note
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From Verdant Tea

This tea is part of the He Family’s reserve collection, chosen by Mr. He as the best representation of Laoshan’s potential and his family’s values in crafting and picking.

This tea is a testament to the craft of the He Family. Picked in the He Family’s fields while still covered with two layers of greenhouse protection, this 2017 spring green tea is carefully hand pressed by the family one leaf and bud at a time. The flat pressing process takes a full day of intense labor, and brings out more sweetness and a longer aftertaste. The Dragonwell-style finishing is a tribute to the fact that Laoshan tea’s ancestor is the Dragonwell varietal Longing Qunti.

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I’ve discovered that I prefer the 2nd flushes of most green teas over the softer, more expensive first flush teas. This tea is a case in point. The leaves are beautiful dark green blades pressed flat like dragonwell. On the nose, I get aromas of dark leafy greens, cabbage, spinach, and stir fried vegetables. When brewed it has a green bean-ish taste and with notes of spice, cooked vegetables, and a bit of smoke. Occasionally I can detect undertones of melon and fennel. Being a shade grown tea, there’s a hint of umami as well.

The flavor isn’t bad, but compared to regular laoshan green tea it’s not as zesty nor as satisfying. The mouthfeel is thin and the spice can be too strong at times. For best results, brew with a light hand.

Flavors: Green Beans, Melon, Smoke, Spices, Spinach, Vegetables

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
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Ditto on the 2nd flushes for darjeelings for me. Similarly I prefer a dian hong with only about 20% pure bud versus the full pure bud for my daily drinker.

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