Monday, December 15, 2014

Tea Review: Ping Shui Ri Zhu (Smacha)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 16

Ping Shui Ri Zhu
Smacha
Type:  Green
Origin:  China, Zhejiang Province, Shaoxing
Product Description:  Ping Shui Ri Zhu, also called Green Pearl, is an 800-year-old Chinese style of tea. Smacha recreated this uncommon green tea using the ancient production method of half steaming, half pan-firing the leaves. The bright green leaves brews a beautiful soft green liquor with a fragrance reminiscent of spring meadow flowers, and a naturally sweet, lingering freshness.

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma that is savory and salty green with notes of sunflower seeds.

The pale green infusion has a savory, fresh green aroma and taste with a clean, green finish.

The flavor and aroma remind me of a fine sencha.  The results of three steepings are clean and refreshing with light astringency.




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