Cultivar: Jinggu Da Bai, Da Huang Ya, & Changye Bai Hao
Harvest: April 2019
Silver Spear originates from a specialty cultivar garden we source from in Jinggu, just outside of Pu'er City. We work with Ms. Yang and members of the Wa ethnic group to harvest this tea in the first half of April after the Mingqian (tomb sweeping) festival. It is a blend of three cultivars, Jinggu Da Bai , Changye Bai Hao and Da Huang Ya used for the notable large silvery buds. The special leaf shaking tables and drying techniques render the interesting needle shape of the this tea which resembles the form of an ancient Chinese silver spearhead. Unique Yunnan genetics and these intricate processing steps yield complex tasting notes of orchid, zesty parsnip, hemlock bark and melon skin.
Unique Yunnan genetics and these intricate processing steps yield complex tasting notes of orchid, zesty parsnip, hemlock bark and melon skin.
Organic Green Tea
Add 1 tbsp (4g) to a small gaiwan or teapot made of porcelain or glass.
Use water cooled to 185°F water
Add water and infuse for 3 minutes
Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.
Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.