The Puritea Emerald Needle

The Puritea decribes this selection as a Chinese green tea. The dry leaves of this tea were light green and shaped almost like a silver needle would be. I can see where the name comes from. I steeped this tea for three minutes in a kyusu using 180 degree water. The liquor was very pale, almost resembling a white tea.

This tea was wonderfully delicate and full bodied at the same time. It was vegetal with hints of fruit and a bit of creaminess. There was a tiny bit of astringency but not so much to make it unpleasant. The second infusion was even better, with the fruity notes coming to the forefront. I love a green tea that is so naturally sweet. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.