Yunnan "Pine Needles" Green Tea from Mengku Spring 2016

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Green Tea
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Broth, Floral, Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal
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  • “I bummed a bit of this from my girlfriend and have been drinking it Western style (brewed in a thermos) at the hotel the past few days. It’s really quite tasty and easy to brew. I’ve just been...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another from nicole that i’ve had a couple cups of but apparently forgot to write a note on haha. I don’t drink a lot of green teas because i generally reach for blacks and puerhs first so...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is soupy, savory, some marine overtones – umami in a big way. The taste stays with you as the broth coats your tongue and mouth. With the addition of fish or vegetables, this would make an...” Read full tasting note
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This lovely tea is grown in Mengku County of Lincang in a village called “Dofu Zhai” (aka Tofu Village). It’s a local varietal, a hybrid of pure Assamica and Change Ye Bai Hao. The tea was picked and processed between March 8th and 11th. The tea is fried by and in a wok, rolled, wilted very very briefly and then dried by hand in a wok again. At this final stage the tea is pressed flat again to make is straight and pointy. The finished product is a silver and green needled tea that locals call “Song Zhen” (Pine Needles).

In addition to its beautiful appearance, the tea brews up a lovely bright green-yellow tea soup with hints of raw chestnut and umami. The tea is thick and lubricating to the mouth and throat (never drying or harsh). A fine Yunnan green tea that complex, delicate and satisfying to experience!

March 2016 Harvest and processing.

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I bummed a bit of this from my girlfriend and have been drinking it Western style (brewed in a thermos) at the hotel the past few days. It’s really quite tasty and easy to brew. I’ve just been using water from the hotel’s hot water machine. I’m able to get three infusions out of the leaf as well. It’s a sweet and slightly nutty and vegetal with an overlying sweetness. I also detect some floral notes buried within the taste. Great value and a really pleasant daily drinker if you’re a fan of Chinese greens.

Flavors: Broth, Floral, Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal

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Another from nicole that i’ve had a couple cups of but apparently forgot to write a note on haha. I don’t drink a lot of green teas because i generally reach for blacks and puerhs first so they’re not as fresh by the time i get to them. Samples are better for me with greens. This is a green tea…savoury more than hitting you in the face with leafy, vegetalness. Overall a nice treat to try :) thanks Nicole!

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This is soupy, savory, some marine overtones – umami in a big way.

The taste stays with you as the broth coats your tongue and mouth. With the addition of fish or vegetables, this would make an excellent soup base. A really interesting tea that is far out of my normal likes but this one, while not one I would reach for simply due to personal taste preferences, is a highly interesting green that I would not turn down if offered. And I’m going to be experimenting with that soup idea sooner or later…

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