These tender young leaves were picked from an late autumn of green tea in Simao. The thin, elegant leaves give off a fruity aroma and flavor that has a subtle natural sweetness that is both soothing and invigorating to the drinker. As these are from a large-leaf tea varietal (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica), they have uniquely Yunnanese characteristics.
These leaves are best brewed in a clear glass or chahai which shows off the tendency of the leaves to line up vertically, some floating at the surface and others sinking to the bottom. We recommend brewing with 85-90C water with short infusion times (10s, 15s, 20s, 30s).
Spring 2016 harvest!