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Sword of the Emperor


 


With its abundant rainfall, mild climate and fertile land, Yunnan Province has ideal conditions for tea cultivation and is known the historical birthplace of tea being prepared for medicinal use.




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Those fortunate enough in the past to have savored Sword of the Emperor, Yunnan's unforgettable premier green tea (from the "Da Ye" "big leaf" Puerh varietal), will rejoice over this tea, while those drinking it for the first time will simply be amazed. The springy, long and tightly rolled leaf is beautiful and consists only of large, down-covered buds. Its liquor has a light but distinct aroma and a flavor that combines fruity sweetness with a dry, vegetative character.

Together these set off a commotion on the palate that is somehow like drinking Chinese preserved plums, and these exhilarating taste sensations taper off to a long finish. This tea is extremely forgiving and seems to yield endless infusions. We have waited years to find a worthy successor to our original Sword of the Emperor. This one is also destined to sell out soon and be fondly remembered for a long time.

PREPARATION:
The unique, sweet fruitiness of this tea makes it very forgiving. The large-leaf style makes it hard to "eye ball", so we suggest using more leaves than it appears you should (3-4 grams per 8 oz. of water) and infusing with hot but not boiling water for 1-3 minutes, depending on the strength and intensity desired. Always adjust water temperature, quantity of leaves, and infusion time according to your personal preferences.

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