Saturday, November 17, 2012

Teavivre Organic Superfine Dragonwell Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: flat, jade green
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teapot
Liquor: pale yellowish green

This tea was vegetal and buttery with notes of toasted chestnut. The aftertaste was sweet and lingered in my palate. A pleasant crispness in the finish kept things interesting After steeping, I was amazed at how many bud sets I saw. That is indicative of a higher quality tea and I rarely see it in a dragonwell. The leaves were so plump and juicy, they looked as though they had just been plucked today. My second infusion was just as delicious as the first. I'm such an oolong lover that sometimes neglect my greens. This was a great reminder of all of the great green tea I've been missing out on. Teavivre posted a video touring the beautiful tea garden where this is grown so I've included it below. I'd give anything to travel to China and see places like that in person. I'll get there someday.

You can find out more about this tea here.