Gān Lù Chá,甘露茶, Mending “Sweet Dew” (Manna) Green Tea
Spring, 2021, pre-Qingming; var. Xiaoye Zhong Lao Chuan; Mendingshan, Sichuan; bud only/mainly, 3x frying & rubbing green tea method: Tea Master, Liu Wang Cheng; 1000-1450m; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá.
Infusion: 3.3g (1 sachet) in 150ml for 1-2min. @65-80deg. C
Dry Leaf Aroma: bready, biscuity, buttery, nutty;
Wet Leaf Aroma: vegetal, cooked peas;
Liquor: pale yellow straw colour, with a faint slightly floral aroma;
Mouthfeel: moderately viscous, mild spicy tingling and freshness, with a sweet finish;
Taste: mildly nutty, buttery, slightly vegetal and grassy, with retronasal orangey & floral finish;
Opinion: Sweet, “Honey Dew,” “Manna,” or “Tea of the Immortal” (吴理真Wú Lǐ Zhēn,) is one of the oldest and revered green teas in China with almost 2000 years of continuous production history. Overall a very pleasant tea.