Kaihua Longding

A somewhat rare but increasingly popular green tea that appeared and disappeared during the last century, these fine, pointed leaves are an unusual example of an aroma-forward green tea: while the soft body displays a rather typical bok choi flavor, the aftertaste blooms into butter and raspberry; a hearty whiff of the dried leaves might convince one of standing in a patisserie before a freshly prepared fruit torte or millefeuille. This quality recommends it as a tea to especially take one's time with—and to practice one's tea breath upon.

A yellow Kaihua Longding is also available.

  • ORIGIN:  Taoxi, Kaihua, Quzhou, Zhejiang
  • MEANING:  Dragon peak from Kaihua (kai hua long ding)
  • CULTIVAR:  Bai Hua Zhong
  • HARVEST TIME:  15 March 2023
  • TASTE:  Bok choi, raspberry, buttercream
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Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 4 infusions: 60, 60, 90, 120 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high of a water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in a bitter taste.