2013 Pan Long Yin Hao
$15.00 – $45.00 — available on subscription
Pan Long means coiled dragon in Chinese, and it’s used to describe the medium size leaves that are hand-rolled into coiled, round shapes. Yin Hao refers to silver furry tips blended with the dark green leaves. Pan Long Yin Hao is one of the many fine green teas from the Zhejiang Province in China. Melded with the vegetal green flavor is a bit of nuttiness that finishes with a smooth and substantial mouth-feel. Pan Long Yin Hao is forgiving enough that it will brew well even with near boiling water. Those who want to experiment with milder temperatures will discover the layers of subtlety from this superior green tea.
Zhejiang, China: Zhejiang, China is an eastern coastal province with a humid, subtropical climate. One of the most famous tea producing regions in China, records of tea production here date back as early as the Wei and Jin Dynasties, 1500 years ago.
Pan Long is forgiving and may be brewed with a wider range of water temperatures than many green teas. We recommend using water around 170 degrees F, starting in a room-temperature Gaiwan (not pre-warmed), and brewing with the Gaiwan uncovered until the leaves are fully open so that you can enjoy watching the leaves unfurl.