2019 Reserve Spring Flat Pressed Laoshan Green

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Broth, Lima Beans, Spices, Vegetal, Zucchini
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 g 3 oz / 96 ml

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  • “Backlog. This was another Spring 2019 Laoshan green tea sample. The downside of buying so many samplers is when you do come across a really good tea, you don’t get to enjoy it for very long. I...” Read full tasting note
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From Verdant Tea

The flat-pressing process that Mr. He uses to finish this reserve spring harvest is inspired by Dragonwell green tea. In fact, Laoshan tea was originally brought to the area from Dragonwell, so for this cultivar, flat-pressing is a return to its origins. The day-long labor-intensive process to finish this delicate tea makes for beautiful leaves to brew in glass. The flavor is lighter but the aroma and sweetness more pronounced with flat-pressing. The flat-pressing technique really allows the subtle complexity of this season’s harvest to shine through. This early May reserve harvest is picked once the protective winter greenhouses are removed and the risk of frost has passed.

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Backlog.

This was another Spring 2019 Laoshan green tea sample. The downside of buying so many samplers is when you do come across a really good tea, you don’t get to enjoy it for very long. I managed two sessions with this and consider it one of their better greens from this harvest with a flavor distinct from other Laoshan varietals.

The dry leaf smelled of spinach and lima beans. A pine nut aroma emerged after letting it sit in a warmed shiboridashi. Wet leaf smelled like cabbage and spice. The first couple of steeps were light and cooling with a clover like sweetness and notes of toasted pumpkin seed. The next 2 steeps had a zucchini-like vegetal flavor with light spice, broth and balanced with a soft sweetness. Absent were the soybean and anise flavors that characterize most Laoshan teas.

Flavors: Broth, Lima Beans, Spices, Vegetal, Zucchini

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 g 3 OZ / 96 ML

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