Spring Green is made with a Mao Feng varietal. It is an early-pick green grown in Fujian Province. There are numerous varieties of this delicious, traditional green to be found in the southeastern provinces of China, but arguably the best Mao Feng hails from Fujian province. This lot offers plenty of depth in taste and is very fresh in flavor. Typically, we find this style of tea early in the spring, just as the weather warms and shifts from rain to sunny, warmer days. Each successive pick by day will show new and varying flavors and coloration.
Why we selected this particular lot. This lot captures the richness and creativity of the local farm and has made this tea so popular within China as an everyday, "go to" tea to enjoy during leisure and at the office. We selected this lot given its appearance and taste profile. It is a delicious spring green tea, excellent for everyday drinking pleasure.
Tasting notes. Long leaves open to robust flavors and plenty of cup aroma. Note the hints of chestnut and asparagus. Vegetal yet clean, it will invigorate! For the lover of green tea, this is an excellent everyday tea offering body and a depth of taste that will satisfy.
Brewing suggestions. This varietal is strong so 3 grams (a tablespoon) per 8-12 ounces of water at temperature of 185 to 195 degrees F should be optimum. A hotter water temperature will bring its flavors up quicker. Steep for 2-3 minutes and taste. It can be steeped longer and any astringency should be slow to rise. For 12-16 ounces of water, use about 5 grams.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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