Spring tea leaves from the Gan De tea region.
Crafted using the ‘Xiao Qing’ (消青) processing method, entirely by hand.
Rated A+++ grade.
Features an orchid-like floral fragrance and a sweetness reminiscent of mountain spring water.
Balanced with medium sourness and a robust tea flavor.
Provides a refreshing taste and a lasting mouthfeel.
Note on Processing Methods:
‘Zheng Wei’, ‘Xiao Qing’, and ‘Tuo Suan’ are the three most renowned Tieguanyin (TGY) tea processing methods. ‘Xiao Qing’, and particularly ‘Tuo Suan’, are known for their higher sourness and thicker flavor, along with a soaring fragrance that appeals to traditional tea drinkers, especially in local areas.
For beginners or occasional TGY drinkers, ‘Zheng Wei’ is more approachable and an easier introduction to TGY.
‘Xiao Qing’, among the three, strikes a balance, possessing characteristics of both ‘Zheng Wei’ and ‘Tuo Suan’. It offers a thicker flavor and more sourness than ‘Zheng Wei’, but not as intense as ‘Tuo Suan’. This makes it recommended for those who have enjoyed TGY and wish to explore further.
Please seal the tea well and store it in your refrigerator upon receipt. Cooler temperatures are better for maintaining its high quality. (We also store it in a refrigerator, packing it in aluminum bags with air pad cushioning and a carton for transportation.)