No. 106 TRAVELER OF TIME
Terroir: Anhui, China
Harvest: April 2018
Flavor: refreshing, vegetal, intense
Best before: 18 months after harvest, dry and protected from light, ideally in a refrigerator
Its Chinese name means Lu An Watermelon Pip, in reference to the shape of its harvested leaf. The manufacturing process is the most complicated among green teas, and requires an obvious know-how. The last step involves a very precise fire control the leaves are arranged in a large basket of bamboo held by two men who wear it over a wood fire during 80-100 cycles of 3 seconds.
The beautiful twisted leaves are of a deep emerald green. It is the only green tea that is made only from leaves, and has no buds or stems. The infusion offers a refreshing cup, plant and intense, slightly sweet, gradually moving to more floral nuances. Vivifying and delicate, this silky tea deserves its title of ten best teas of China.
Preparation tips :
Dosage: 5g / 25cl
Temperature: 80 ° C
4 infusions (in seconds): 60s / 60s / 90s / 120s