An extra-fine, high-quality green tea made from selected fresh tea tips. This tea exhibits a flowery taste, the feeling of ocean spray, and a unique appearance. A smooth sweetness washes over the palate and lifts one's mood. The tea is hand-processed by into little balls resembling pearls, which unfold charmingly in the cup after the first infusion. A truly refreshing and hydrating tea, perfect to drink on a summer day.
[djoo cha] Gunpowder Tea
Known as “pearl” or “bead” tea in China, this classic variety is widely known as “gunpowder” tea in the West because its appearance is similar to cannon gunpowder. The tea is distinctively shaped into small, tightly rolled balls with a dark sheen that hints at its volatile quality. Tea-crafters in the Zhejiang province carefully dry the leaves in metal pans that are shaken in circular motions over a fire. The finished product yields the famous smoky flavor and aroma that makes this variety so dangerously delicious. This hearty green is the perfect accompaniment to a meal, as the vigor of its taste is not likely to be defeated.
This tea is sold for $5.00 per ounce or in a 125g box for $12.00.
Dragonwell (Tiger Spring)
The robust green tea leaves are flat and golden-green in color with a lovely shine that comes from the traditional method of pan-frying the freshly picked buds in large steel woks. Pan-frying stops the tea from oxidizing, and also contributes to it its nutty, nourishing taste--a taste as sweet and clean as the bright water of the spring. As the savory fragrance rises from the cup and the undulating pleasure spreads through the mouth, all wishes are granted.
Long Jing epitomizes the depth and body of Chinese green teas and feels like walking in a summer forest after the rain. It is a perfect tea for beginner drinkers.