Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teasenz
A farmer needs to work seven days, just to produce about 1.5 kg of this artisan tea, picking only the most-tender leaves from large-leaf tea trees in Simao, Yunnan. Afterwards, each ring is carefully hand-rolled piece by piece, requiring patience and mastery of advanced tea processing skills. A pure organic and luxury green tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
I was very excited to try this one. Very excited. The beautiful rings were something to behold. Just gorgeous. I’ve never tried a tea like this before. I steeped this in my Breville One Touch so I would have the right temp for water.
Not having this tea or any teas from this company, I was a little intimidated so I did a bit of research about this tea on Steepster and what reviews this tea has already received. The more I read about the tea the more excited I seemed to get. Sweet, delicate, not grassy, buttery, and nutty. How lovely does that sound?
When I heard the beep of the Breville announcing the tea was ready, I basically ran to the tea pot to pour myself a cup. Poured myself a cup and let the brew cooled off for a minute.
Took a nice big sip and wow that was not the taste I thought I would be greeted with. From the reviews I had read, I was thinking this was going to be a more delicate floral green tea. What I got was a tea that reminded me of a savory Slim Jim based tea. Not bad, just not what I had expected so I was taken by surprised. This is a very very savory green tea with hints of smokey flavors popping through each sip. I’m curious if further steepings will create a different flavor, but I doubt it would be that much of a difference. I’ll have to just experiment some more. That is one of the aspects of tea that is just so much fun! All the different tastes and textures you can get out of steeping the tea differently!