Origin: Jin Long Ping village, Xuan En county, Hubei province, China
Harvest Date: March 26-30, 2017
Cultivar:Long Jing #43
Elevation: 750 - 800m
A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.
In the 2017 Mingqian season, we chose to produce Green Needles from the Long Jing #43 cultivar for the perfect balance of tender dewy sweetness, pleasantly herbaceous and pine-like aroma, and undertones of savory umami.
This extraordinarily rare green tea tastes like spring in its purest form: tender, fresh dewy grass with a delicious green sweetness.
Infuse with care not to over-steep in order to savor the rich complexity of this early spring tea.
Water Temperature: 180°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes
For subsequent infusions: 2-3 minutes (2nd) | 3-4 minutes (3rd)
Organic Green Tea