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2013 Spring Harvest Imperial Green
is an eastern coastal province with a humid, subtropical climate. One of the most famous tea producing regions in China, records of tea production date back as early as the Wei and Jin Dynasties, 1500 years ago.
2013 Spring Harvest Imperial Green:
1 oz. sampler (28g) = $32.20
2 oz. (56g) = $64.40
1/4 lb. (113g) = $115.00
This Imperial standard green tea once again measures up to the fantastic quality we have grown to expect year after year. It's always forgiving, no matter how it is brewed. It always provides the unique, sweet flavor profile and is always beautifully handcrafted in the "two leaf and a bud" sets. Sometimes called "flag and spear", the description connotes the shape of the infused leaf with its two freshly opened leaves and single unopened bud.
Our signature Imperial Green tea is known for its bright, clear liquor and lush, full mouth-feel with a long-lasting aftertaste. With its fresh springtime fragrance, soothingly sweet flavor, and weighty feeling of glycerin in the mouth, Imperial Green is everything an emperor could desire and a tea that few others may hope to experience. There is not much else we can say for this consistently great tea except that it is remarkable in every sense of the word and worthy of anyone's Imperial standard.
Due to the fluffy nature of the leaves, we recommend a minimum of 5 grams of tea per 6 oz. of water. If you are "eye balling" the quantity of leaves use, please use more than you think you need to ensure correct level of flavor.
We brew this tea with 65-70°C water and let it steep for 1-3 minutes or even longer for more flavor; Imperial Green is almost without bitterness, so don't be afraid to let it steep. The result is simply fabulous. Our secret to brewing this tea well is to use more tea than you think you need. Use a minimum of 3-5 grams of tea in a 6-ounce gaiwan for best results.
Organic Tian Mu Qing Ding
The words Tian Mu signify
Eyes Looking Toward Heaven
, a name given to the lakes atop the twin peaks of a mountain in which the sky is reflected. Qing Ding may be translated as Green Summit, qing being the way Chinese express this tea's fresh, grassy shade of green and summit signifying both the tea's origin on high mountain peaks and also its unsurpassed quality.
2012 Harvest Imperial Dragon Well
The brief halt in rain gave us the window needed to pick and produce our Imperial standard Dragon Well, according to our ultra high standards, completely hand-crafted by the same tea makers working for Roy for the past 15 years.
2012 Spring Harvest Bi Luo Chun
Ancient Chinese called
Bi Luo Chun Xia sha ren xiang
, "astonishingly fragrant tea", because of its exquisite aroma. The name later changed to
Bi Luo Chun
"green conch spring" when the tea was selected as tribute to the emperor. "Astonishingly Fragrant" was not a name deemed poetic enough for the court.
We brew this tea with 65-70°C water and let it steep for 2-3 minutes or even longer for more flavor; Imperial Green is almost without bitterness, so don't be afraid to let it steep. The result is simply fabulous. Our secret to brewing this tea well is to use more tea than you think you need. Use a minimum of 3-5 grams of tea in a 6-ounce gaiwan for best results.
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