Known for its mountains, bamboo forests and abundant springs, Anhui Province each year produces green and yellow teas of exceptional quality. High farm elevations and soils rich in humus and iron, bring forth a number of wonderful spring teas. In this case, wild green tea trees blanket the mountainside surrounding Tao Yuan farm. The farm's elevation is about 2600 feet. Wild Green is a spring "fresh tea" cultivated and made to local taste customs. You will find nuanced sweet flavors in this cultivar.
Lot Notes. Lot is "Qiaomuxing" or Tall Tree tea. In tasting, its soft sweet, clear liquor reminds of the yellow tea class. We found this lot offered a distinct local approach to the finished tea with a pronounced or distinct flavor profile.
Tea Facts. A true wild tea, the Pinyin name for the tree is "Shi Da" and known as a "Tall Tree" type. The cultivar is a Mao Feng. Pluck standard is First Grade A. The farm offers that Wild Green has a two year shelf life. Harvest date was April 2023.
Tasting Notes. Infusion releases aromas of sorel and fresh spring vegetables. Liquor is silky offering delicate notes of green bean and artichoke heart.
Brewing Suggestions. Three grams or a tablespoon for 6-8 ounces of water at a temperature of 185 to 195 F. Temperature can be lower to preserve lighter notes. Steep for 2 minutes and taste. Leaves are strong and will steep multiple times.