Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Life in Teacup
Production Year: 2011
Production Season: Spring, harvested on April 5nd
Production Site: Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, Weng Jia Shan (Geographic Patent Site). Single estate.
This is a delightful Long Jing. The liquor is a pale green … very pale green! It is so light in color that I thought that this would surely be a thin tasting tea, but, it is not. It is quite lush; thicker than the color would lead one to believe.
The flavor is sweet and it has a creaminess to it that is evident in both taste and texture. There are hints of nutty tones throughout the sip, and a very mild grassy tone. It’s a barely-there kind of grassy/vegetative note, noticeable but not strong.
I would like to say that I took the time to steep this one in my gaiwan, and ordinarily I would have. But, I was feeling lazy this evening, so I did it the easy way: in my Breville One-Touch. I steeped it for 2 minutes at 170° F, and it still produced a beautiful, lightly fragrant, delicious cup.
A truly refreshing, delicious Long Jing. I recommend this to all the green tea enthusiasts out there! It’s amazing!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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