Origin: Zhejiang province, China
Description: The region of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province is home to one of China’s most famous green teas – it was granted the status of Imperial Tea during the Qing Dynasty. The leaves are pan roasted very soon after harvest to stop the oxidation process and preserve the fresh-plucked colour of the leaves. Part of the tea’s transformation involves hand-pressing the leaves against the pan, giving the tea its characteristic flat appearance. The perfume of the tea is sweet and aromatic, which is matched by its flavour.
Tasting Notes: A sweet and very flavourful green tea offering a vegetal, almost grassy and beautifully aromatic cup.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup; 90-95ºC water; steep 3-5 minutes
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