Yunnan Spring Tips Sheng Puerh
$15.00 – $60.00 — available on subscription
Some of the most famous teas on earth come from Yunnan, the world-renowned Yunnan black tea and Yunnan Puerh tea have long been prized by tea aficionados worldwide. However, most people do not know that Yunnan produces great aged green tea too! We have acquired a great one for your consideration. Yunnan Spring Tips is selected from the early spring harvest. This big-tip green tea is surprisingly gentle with a slight hint of interesting astringency. Distinctive fruity aromatics intertwine with traces of mild smokiness. The golden yellow brew provides a Lush velvety mouth feel and a long and unforgettable finish. One taste of this exotic tea will ease your mind and spirit to the extraordinary land of the Southern Clouds.
Yunnan, China: With abundant rainfall, mild climate, and fertile land, Yunnan Province has ideal conditions for tea cultivation and is known as the historical birthplace of medicinal teas.
The large-leaf nature of this green Puerh requires hot water to fully extract its flavors. We recommend using a standard 6 oz. Gaiwan (do not pre-warm Gaiwan); fill with 3-5 grams of leaves, cover with lid, and steep in near-boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Adjust steeping time, temperature, and quantity of leaves according to your personal preference. A few trials may be needed to find your own “comfort” level. Remember to drain your tea into another vessel to avoid over-steeping.
This green tea has a wonderful balance of light smokiness, giving it a full mouth feel, against a bright, spring freshness. The mellow flavor seems to linger–a nice long finish.