This very rare, extraordinary tea has a long history in Hubei, China and is thought to be a precursor to Japanese sencha teas, due to a light steaming and hand rolling on heated tables that the leaves undergo to keep them green. This Pre- Ming tea from the Xuan En region , is a descendant from the original "Jade Dew" and is sometimes called "Lu Zhen" or Green Needles, referring to the propensity of buds. First, observe the intense sweetness of the aroma. It's fresh and earthy, with a light chocolatey note. When brewed, it has a distinct winter melon note. The liquor is velvety and savory sweet, with a vegetal, creamy finish, like baked zucchini. Upon second a steeping, you notice a hint of tarragon. Truly a heritage tea for the tea connoisseur.
Harvested by hand Spring 2017. This tea is certified USDA organic.
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