The first thing you'll notice about this delicate green tea is its stunningly sweet and sage-like aroma! Although made of cultivars from the Yunnan province in Fujian, China, it is processed in the famous tea style of Bi Lo Chun. This creates a small twisted leaf. It is a high-end green tea with a lightly herbal and melon taste, a strong scent, and a hint of astringency. It has a creamy mouthfeel and sweet aftertaste. Unlike many Chinese green teas, it does not have a grassy/vegetal taste.
Using water over 175 degrees will cause the bitter tannins to be released, and essentially ruin this tea. To appreciate this tea, do not oversteep, and do not use too hot of water.
Tasting Notes: Sage, Melon
Steep: 1.5 tsp of tea for 12oz water. Water temperature: 167-175. Steep time 3-4 minutes.
Approximately 20 tsp in a 1 ounce package.