We are proud to offer a Certified Organic Green Tea from Yunnan. This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in April.
Pine Needles (松针绿茶) is a 1 Leaf to 1 Bud picking style of Yunnan Green tea, which is a "Yun Kang #10" varietal growing at an altitude of 1300 meters (4300 feet) on the southern slope Ma Wei Mountain (just west of Pu'Er City). The processing is typical of green tea with sun withering, rolling, oxidization, and finally drying.
This is a classic "robust" style Yunnan Green Tea, a 1 leaf to 1 bud plucking style. It's floral, beany, grassy and sweet when brewed carefully. We recommend brewing gong fu style (short steepings at first) using 85C water and 4 grams per 100ml vessel. It can be brewed 6 to 8 times gong fu style, which is a lot for a green tea!
Our Yunnan Sourcing Certified Organic teas are certified organic by EcoCert SA and are certified organic to international standards (EcoCert is IFOAM accredited).**
To see pictures of the organic plantation where this tea is grown click here!
April Harvest and Processing**grown and packaged by Zuxiang Highmountain Tea Co.