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Tea of Gold
Tea of Gold

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Huang Jin Cha:

2021 harvest.

Huang Jin Cha means "gold tea" in Chinese. This extraordinary tea is produced in San Qing Shan, a renowned Taoist retreat and UNESCO World Heritage site in China's Jiangxi Province.

Legend says that the venerable Taoist Ge Hong resided there and regularly enjoyed Huang Jin Cha to aid in his practice of Taoism. It is also said to have cured fighting armies and visiting dignitaries from heat exhaustion so well that farmers were rewarded in gold in exchange for this tea. The tea was later named Tea of Gold (Huang Jin Cha) in reference to its high value and exceptionally high content of L. Theanine.

To us, this is just an exceptional tea. Its dark green leaves are covered in white fur and exude vibrant freshness. It's clean and sweet finish has an intriguing complexity and hints of sweetgrass with wildflower notes. It has a creamy texture and a long-lasting, smooth, milky aftertaste. Excellent and forgiving whether stepped with hot or lower temperature water.

Infuse approximately 5 grams of tea in a gaiwan using hot water (approximately 85-90 degrees C) until the leaves begin to open. Decant into a pitcher and serve.

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