Organic Tian Mu Qing Ding
$12.00 – $40.00 — available on subscription
Tian Mu is the name given to lakes at the top of a mountain, and Qing Ding may be translated as “green summit.” The Qing character refers to this tea’s fresh, grassy shade of green, and Ding reflects both the tea’s origin on high mountain peaks along with its unsurpassed quality. The words Tian Mu can also be interpreted as ”eyes looking toward heaven,” which is appropriate for the heavenly flavor of this tea. Tian Mu Mountain is due west of Hangzhou, near the edge of Zhejiang province, and it’s teas are some of Zhejiang’s most famous classic greens. Tian Mu Qing Ding is light and refreshing, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t full of flavor. Rather, it is a forgiving tea that allows higher temperature infusions without being too bitter. The liquor coats your palate with a mild sweetness that keeps you reaching for the cup again and again. This is an organic green tea that combines elegance and approachable flavors seamlessly.
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.
Best prepared with water at 70-75C. Use 5 grams of tea in a 6 oz. Gaiwan and infuse for approximately 1-2 minutes. A longer infusion time will produce more intensity and astringency; a lower water temperature and/or a longer steeping time will reveal more subtle flavors and aromatics. Always adjust quantity of leaves, infusion time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.