Cultivar: Jinggu Da Bai, Da Huang Ya, & Changye Bai Hao
Harvest: March 20-30, 2020
Silver Spear, or Yin Qiang in Chinese, originates from a specialty cultivar garden in Jinggu, just outside of Pu'er City. We worked with Ms. Yang and members of the Wa ethnic group to harvest this tea before the Qing Ming Festival during the Mingqian Harvest. 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 particular leaf shaking tables and drying techniques render the interesting needle shape of 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) of tea per 12oz of water (350-400ml) into a glass teapot, like our Ming Cha Teapot or Simple Brew
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.