Monday, July 28, 2014
Teavivre Organic Nonpareil She Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea 2014
Leaf Appearance: jade green, flat
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: pale greenish gold
This tea is a bit unusual in that it was harvested on March 23rd. This is very early in the Spring, prior to the Qing Ming harvest period. Production is extremely small at that time. The resulting tea was nothing short of amazing. Not only was it intensely aromatic but it had a very complex flavor profile. It was nutty, sweet and crisp with floral notes, a touch of melon and even a bit of creaminess. It lingered in my mouth for so long even after finishing the last sip. While it's a bit expensive compared to this other offerings, this one is worth every penny. This was a truly enjoyable tea and organic to boot. It's tempting to load up on this tea but green teas do not keep as long as other types. It would be a terrible waste if I couldn't drink it all while it is in its prime.
Organic Nonpareil She Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea sample provided by Teavivre.