Yunnan Sourcing. 2.2 grams steeped for 4 minutes at 180℉. Appearance: typical rolled Pi Lo Chun leaves, see photo. Dry tea scent is floral, musty, sweet. Brewed tea scent is savory, brothy, hint of sweetness. Taste: Savory, trace of fruit and sweetness, with vegetal notes. Minimally astringent. Pi Lo Chun (romanizations vary) is one of […]
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Upton TJ79. 2.2 grams steeped for 2 minutes at 180℉. Appearance: typical sensha green lancets, see photo. Dry tea scent of hay and citrus. Brewed tea scent is grassy, brothy. Taste: brothy, vegetal, with some mouth feel. Not astringent. A fine upscale but affordable sencha. ‘Kabuse’ means that this tea was grown in semi-shade, rather […]
Yunnan Sourcing. 2.2 grams steeped for 4 minutes at 180℉. Impression: Wiry silver-green strands, see photo. Dry tea scent of citrus, resin, stone fruit, trace camphor. Brewed tea scent is of warm cotton. Taste: delicate, savory, hints of bacon. Not astringent. Mao Jian is one my favorite green teas; this is a pre-Ching Ming version […]