new2018 Green Needles Single Cultivar Quntizhong

Green Needles Single Cultivar QuntizhongGarden Direct Organic Green Tea

$40.00
100g

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Description

Cultivar: Quntizhong "Indigenous Cultivar"
Harvest: March 29-31, 2019
Elevation: 750-800m

Green Needles is traditional needle-shaped green tea from Hubei province. After withering, the tea leaves are fired in a tumble-roaster, then shaped using special heated table machines that shake the tea leaves back-and-forth repeatedly to coax the leaves into straight needles. The tea leaves are finally dried in an oven. Infuse with care not to over-steep in order to savor the rich complexity of this early spring tea. This Green Needles micro-lot is made from special tea plants known as "Quntizhong," an indigenous heirloom variety prized in this area since the mid-1700's. The rocky gardens of Xuan'En are famous for their picturesque plantings of Quntizong. This tea offers a rich density and deep umami, with hints of fresh picked red clover and dulse seagrass that develop through the elaborate firing, needle-shaping, and oven-baking process.


Origin

Jin Long Pin village, Xuan'En County, Hubei Province, China

Tasting Notes

Rich density and deep umami, with hints of fresh picked red clover and dulse seagrass.

Ingredients

Organic green tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (4g) tea to a small gaiwan or teapot made of porcelain or glass, like our Ming Cha Teapot.
Use water cooled to 175°F
Add water and infuse for 2 minutes.
Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

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Very good
Aug 16, 2018
The "Green Needles Qun ti Zhong" tea is very, very good. I found the recommended 1 Tbsp to be too much tea...
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Kirk
Wheaton, IL
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Excellent
Jun 24, 2016
Wish it was available year round.
Aprile
Sarasota, FL
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Fantastic
Jun 2, 2016
Wonderful quality, I wish it was available year-round. Light body and strong flavor all at once...wonderful
Mackenzie
Delray beach, FL
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Beautiful Tea
May 19, 2015
If only I could afford to have this tea on a daily basis. I'd imagine this tea's L-theanine content is...
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Stephen Fredrickson
Acworth, AL
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Beautiful Tea
May 19, 2015
If only I could afford to have this tea on a daily basis. I'd imagine this tea's L-theanine content is...
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Stephen Fredrickson
Acworth, AL
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Fantastic
Jun 2, 2016
Wonderful quality, I wish it was available year-round. Light body and strong flavor all at once...wonderful
Mackenzie
Delray beach, FL
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Excellent
Jun 24, 2016
Wish it was available year round.
Aprile
Sarasota, FL
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Very good
Aug 16, 2018
The "Green Needles Qun ti Zhong" tea is very, very good. I found the recommended 1 Tbsp to be too much tea...
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Kirk
Wheaton, IL
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Beautiful Tea
May 19, 2015
If only I could afford to have this tea on a daily basis. I'd imagine this tea's L-theanine content is...
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Stephen Fredrickson
Acworth, AL
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Fantastic
Jun 2, 2016
Wonderful quality, I wish it was available year-round. Light body and strong flavor all at once...wonderful
Mackenzie
Delray beach, FL
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Excellent
Jun 24, 2016
Wish it was available year round.
Aprile
Sarasota, FL
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Very good
Aug 16, 2018
The "Green Needles Qun ti Zhong" tea is very, very good. I found the recommended 1 Tbsp to be too much tea...
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Kirk
Wheaton, IL
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