Our Longjing tea was picked on February 18th in Xihu, Hangzhou China
The leaves are uniform and consist of 1 tender bud and up to 1 leaf. Processed by hand and fried in very small batches.
On the nose the dry leaf is very aromatic with notes of fresh cut grass and greens
On the nose warm leaf smells of roasted chestnuts with a slight sweetness.
Infusion 1 the tea liquor is clear and an ever so light gold. The flavor is complex, hints of chestnuts, greens, mineral rich with an ever so slight bitter back note. It’s a very full flavor with a long finish.
Infusion 2 is more roasted chestnuts. The mineral taste is still there and the greens have slipped to a back note matching the very light bitter note
I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a lot of Longjing teas in my day and this one gets a solid 9.5 out of 10.