Contains very high antioxidant level of 11.85% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Slightly piquant with an almost sweet honey-like full green tea flavor. The best Sichuan teas come from the central mountain peak of Mount Meng and this tea is grown on the southern and eastern slopes of this mountain. The heavy mists that surround Mount Meng and volcanic soils provide ideal growing conditions for the special tea. The tea leaves are only plucked during the last 2 weeks of March and must be plucked before the rising sun dries the misty dew on the early morning leaves. The leaves are plucked every day and only new leaves that are less than 20 mm long are used. These leaves are lightly rolled to break the cells every so slightly, immediately steamed to stop any possibility of fermentation and then painstakingly hand formed and pressed before final drying. The result is an early morning fresh green tea with wonderful flavor and extremely pale liquor.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Sichuan Province
Grade: Special handmade needle tea
Altitude: 1500 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Special handmade process
Infusion: Bright - infusion tends clear & light
Ingredients: Luxury green tea
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoon per cup) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Infuse repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.