Leaf Type: Green
Where To Buy: The Tao of Tea
Introduction: Jade Cloud, also known as Wulu, is grown at a high elevation of 1200 meters in the cloud and mist covered mountains of Zhejiang province. The cool mist is ideal for the tea plants to maintain a deep green color and develop a full rounded flavor. Made in early Spring, when the leaves are tender.
Flavor Profile: Sweet aroma similar to magnolia flowers and cucumber. Buttery, smooth, vegetal flavor.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Green Tea Leaves.
This is an excellent green tea – perfect for those who adore green tea!
The fragrance is light and sweet with hints of vegetable and flower. The provided description (above) suggests a magnolia flower scent, and I would agree. It smells lovely as it beckons this taster to take a sip!
The flavor is crisp and vegetative. The vegetative quality falls somewhere between grassy and vegetable, like steamed spinach with a soft background note of freshly cut grass. There are also some hints of flower in the flavor – mere whispers of floral flavor – but they add such a lovely dimension of flavor to the cup.
At the start, I did not detect much of a buttery essence to this tea. It certainly has the rich smoothness and mouthfeel of a buttery tea, but, not the creamy butter flavor. However, as I continue to sip, I notice that the buttery notes develop. It tastes indulgent and delicious. It evokes images of licking my fingers after a drop of melted butter slides off my morning toast … I know I shouldn’t, I know it isn’t good for me, but I also know it tastes too good to resist it! Fortunately, this buttery essence comes from 100% organic green tea … so I know it’s good for me!
Another amazing tea from the Tao of Tea!