This green tea is made from a uncommon cultivar, distinguished by its brief growing season and chartreuse color after steeping. Hailing from the bamboo forests of Anji, west of Shanghai, it consists of elegant, long rolled bud and leaf sets. When infused, the tender leaves unfurl with a distinctive vegetal aroma; the light flavor belies a pleasantly spicy and savory aftertaste with notes of white pepper and asparagus.
A classic Chinese green tea, best enjoyed with water slightly cooler than usual—try 175° F, and explore multiple infusions.
Tasting Notes: silky, white pepper, asparagus
Year of Production: Spring 2018