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.

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