Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tea Review: Premium Grade Needle Green (Teabook)

Premium Grade Needle Green
Type: Green
Origin: China, Hunan Province, Taiqing Shan
Product Description: Not provided.

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

The dry leaves have an aroma that is green, peppery, and savory with notes of soybean and a faint hint of smoke.

The pale green infusion has an aroma of buttery macadamia nuts, green grass, and a pinch of salt.  The taste is savory and nutty with notes of sesame seed.

Three infusions with slightly longer steeping times brought out savory nuanced flavor with a hint of smoke appearing in the aroma of the second infusion and a soybean (edamame) taste developing in the third.

This was a sample of tea brought back from a recent trip to Taiqing Mountain by Teabook founder Jeffrey McIntosh and does not appear to be available at this time through the Teabook store.

This was tea was provided as part of a workshop.

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