Ancient Emerald Lily Green Tea

Ancient Emerald Lily Green Tea

Organic and Fair Trade™

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Just after harvest, Emerald Lily tea leaves are spread out on screen tables to wither under air flow. Proper withering creates a smooth and delicious flavor while reducing grassy notes. Emerald Lily is finished with an oven-baking that helps draw out its fresh aromatic bouquet.

Tasting Notes: Crisp flavor with lively aromas of fresh herbs, wild orchids and a hint of wildflower honey

Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ green tea.

Additional Info: Green Teas are enjoyed worldwide for their invigorating, fresh character preserved through various crafting styles and firing methods.

This tea originates in Yunnan, China. Explore the geography of Yunnan below. Notice the diverse landscapes, ranging from the Himalayan foothills in the northwest to lush subtropical rainforests in the south.

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Water Temperature: 185°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes (1st infusion), 5-6 minutes (2nd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Cindie on August 14, 2012
Atherton, CA United States
I am super picky about my tea and only drink loose leaf. I have tried every single green tea available for sale at Whole Foods and many more. This is the only one I will drink. I even travel with it and brew my own cup on the road.

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By Chris M on January 17, 2013
Coventry, RI United States
This tea is wonderful. It's got a crispness to it, which is perfect for my New England winter weather (cold and snowy here!). Today was my first time trying it and I love it. Maybe it's just me, but it also has a touch of sweetness to it that is really pleasant.

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By manu on August 8, 2013
Portland, OR United States
I wish I would have stumbled upon this tea long time ago. I have so much tea I kept on buying and trying, and now definitely I found one of my favorites. Although being a gren tea, it has a floral oolong-type notes that I enjoy in my Jade oolong. This is the type of tea I would serve to guests. It is so good!

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By D on January 28, 2014
Houston, AL United States
This is a remarkable green tea unlike any I've ever tasted. The most incredible thing is the resemblance to a Phoenix Dancong oolong, especially on a 3rd infusion in gong-fu style brewing.
I brewed this by filling a small guywan about 1/3 with these large leaves and buds and brewing 1 minute at 180, then about 30-45 seconds at 180, and finally about 2 minutes at 180. The aroma of the leaves in the preheated guywan is worth savoring.
The first infusion has well-balanced sweet, nutty, vegetal, and floral characteristics. The second is much the same. The third blew me away - it has the peachy/fruity flavor and the briskness and long finish of a high quality Dancong oolong. I even was amazed that the long, twisted leaves are reminiscent of one. It may be an "old tree" thing too, as the leaves remain well twisted even three infusions in.

The aftertaste is persistent, floral and fruity, reminding me again of a Dancong. Incredible tea.

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