Green Tea: Short Description
Processing: Our Green Tea is made of hand-picked tea buds and leaves, roasted.
Preparation: Water temperature: 75°. For preparation in a tea pot: Infuse 3 teaspoons of tea leaves for ca. 2 minutes. For more details, check out our video.
Provenience: Nanping, Yunnan, China
Altitude: 1300 m a.s.l.
Price per cup: 0.6 CHF (5g of leaves per portion, three infusions)
Our Green Tea in Detail
Our Green Tea delights with its multitude of flavours while still being refreshing and light. The tea leaves used for this tea are from Yunnan where mainly tea trees of the Camellia Sinesis Assamica variety are grown. These tea trees typically have fairly big buds and leaves which give the tea its rich flavour. Also, the tea gardens in the mountains around Nanping offer a great ecological environment for the tea plants to grow and flourish.
The young shoots of the tea tree are picked by hand in early Spring. For our Green Tee, shoots with one bud and one to two leaves are pickt. After picking, they are roasted in big woks in order to stop oxidation and thus preserve the valuable ingredients of the young shoots. Roasting in woks is typical for Chinese green teas and is the reason why they taste very different from Japanese green teas. Japanese greens are usually steamed and thus have a different flavor profile.
After roasting, the buds are gently rolled into shape and then spread out on bamboo mats to dry in the sun. After they are halfway dried, they are rolled into shape once more. Then the tea leaves are spread out in the sun for final drying. Now processing of our green tea is already done.
Green tea is a perfect tea during hot season as it is said to have a cooling effect. You can enjoy its fresh, aromatic taste especially if you infuse it at rather low temperature (around 75°C). Steeping time is also important: Do not let it steep for longer than two minutes unless you keep adding water. If you steep your green tea for too long, the subtle flavours will be covered up by bitterness.
We also have a video about how to avoid common mistakes (English subtitles):
As for teaware, we recommend the Bamboo Glass Cup. This because by using a glass container, you will be able to observe how the buds slowly absorb the water and dance up and down in the cup.
Watch our product video for more information (English subtitles):