Three Cups Fragrance - San Bei Xiang - Limited Harvest
Origin: Fujian Province, China
Description: Plucked in the second week of April, 2020, known as a gu yu harvest, this aromatic tea is grown in Fujian Province, along the border with Zhejiang Province in China. It is named for the number of steeps it can offer when prepared correctly, each one as aromatic and complex as the next. Traditionally wok-fired in the San Bei Xiang method to accentuate the tea's natural sweet, fruity notes, the long leaves vary from dark green to silvery white.
TastingNotes: A gently toasted and wonderfully warm, floral nose. The mouth is full and buttery smooth - a mineral sweetness with gentle grassy notes that develop with each sip. Ends with a clear, fruity linger. The aroma of the empty cup is wonderful - naturally saccharine with hints of sour raspberry. This tea can become quite astringent if left unattended, so it is recommended to keep to shorter steep times to truly experience the complexity and sweetness that this green has to offer.
Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.