Premium Grade Needle 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.