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07.25.2018

Silver SpearGarden Direct Organic Green Tea

$20.00
100g

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USDA Organic

Description

Cultivar: Jinggu Da Bai, Changye Bai Hao, and Da Huang Ya "Big Yellow Bud"
Harvest: April 2018
Elevation: 1,200m

New this year, our Silver Spear ( "Yin Qiang" in Chinese), 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 this tea which resembles the form of an ancient Chinese silver spearhead


Origin

Jinggu county, Yunnan province, China

Tasting Notes

Unique Yunnan genetics and these intricate processing steps yield complex tasting notes of orchid, zesty parsnip, hemlock bark and melon skin.

Ingredients

Organic Green Tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
185°F
Steep Time
3 minutes

Traditional Preparation

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

Add 1 tbsp (4g) to a small gaiwan or teapot.
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.
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