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Long Zhu from Infussion

February1

LongZhuTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Infussion

Tea Description:

The aroma of this unscented tea is delicate and insanely magnetic. Leaves and buds are rolled into small and regular “pearls” with utmost care to produce this famous Dragon Pearls tea. The resulting infusion is clean, smooth and strong. Quality of this particular batch is outstanding and well worth the price.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

It is so unusual for me to look at these beautiful pearls and not smell the jasmine aroma wafting in the air.  I guess pearls and jasmine have kind of become synonymous for me.  But these Long Zhu pearls from Infussion Tea have not been scented with Jasmine … they are pure green tea.

The tightly wound pearls began unfurling pretty quickly, and by the time I finished the second infusion I could see that the pearls were nearly open … but not quite (so that means more infusions!)  This first cup (containing the first and second infusions) is sweet and delicious, lightly vegetative but not bitter.  The vegetative tones fall somewhere between grassy and lightly steamed vegetables … there are notes that are distinctly grass-like but also some hints of a mild vegetable (maybe asaparagus?) that’s been freshly steamed.

I like that while this is a vegetative tea, it isn’t overly so.  It has a very crisp taste with a moderate amount of astringnecy that seems to become more apparent as the tea begins to cool slightly.  It tastes very pure and clean … a very refreshing cuppa!

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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