- Tea Knowledge
For lovers of bold yet complex sheng.
These plump green and silver leaves are to ruffle up some anticipation after last year's flew so quickly out the door. This lot comes from the same trees a century year old, scattered around the lauded village; picked, pressed, and sent right over so that we can enjoy the tea as fresh as the locals like it. The fragrance of the opened leaves is invigorating and reminds of a spring shower over an orange grove. With subsequent brews the flavour takes a fruiter notch to fresh foliage before the gliding into an astringency lead boldness and a force of cha qi recognizable to the sheng connoisseur. We have found that a longer steep with fewer leaves will bring out an inner sweetness and nuances in structure and body.