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Wild Green

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Wild Green is a "fresh tea" harvested from wild tea bushes growing in the mountains along the coast of Fujian Province.  The leaves are harvested and processed to local customs for this varietal.  The result is a green tea offering a very distinct aroma and a range of flavors from asparagus to anise to stone fruit. The varietal is MeiZhan, a slow growing tea, that was harvested in early April 2017.  Once plucked the leaves are processed at a small farm in the area.  No certification is available for these leaves but the tea is wild and has no chemicals or pesticides applied. Harvest date 2017. Lot #2.

Why we selected this lot.  The aroma of this tea will spike one's interest.  Clean, sweet vegetal flavors entice.  In cupping, the complexity of this varietal comes through in rich tastes, varied and multiple and grow with the second steep as the leaves open.  This lot captures the essence of the spring harvest - bringing something unusual to the palate, unique to the season to be enjoyed now.

Interesting facts about this tea.  It grows wild in the mountains along the coast of Fujian Province.  Generally, the better tasting teas grow at approximately 700-800 meters and higher.  Varietal is a comparatively slower growing leaf.  This lot was made to local customs of tea processing and is not made for export as the annual harvest is quite small.  The varietal originated many years ago in the Wuyi mountains and has since been cultivated in the coastal region.

Taste profile.  First impressions are of clean, sweet vegetal notes.  Think flavors of asparagus, anise and stone fruit. Grown at an elevation where the bushes are exposed to stark temperature changes from day to night that serve to clarify the liquor and create more soft, clean tastes.  At the same time, note this tea is strong, offering multiple steeps. 

Brewing suggestions.  Use approximately a level teaspoon for 8-12 ounces of water at a temperature of 195 - 205 degrees F.  Steep for 2 minutes and taste.  The flavor should be full & sweet with no astringency.  In the second steep you will note a fuller and rounded flavor as the leaves open.  It will steep multiple times.

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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 has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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