Green Tea, Today's Tea

Nanjing Yuhua Rain Flower Green Tea

#todaystea – 2017; var. ; yuhuatai; rain flower terrace, Nanjing, Jiangsu; bud and leaf, manual processing, pine needle shaping;

Infusion: 3g in 150 ml for 20sec.@85 deg. C
Dry leaf aroma:: fragrant, Bartlett pear, vaguely peach-like;
Wet leaf aroma: mild, green-ish, watermelon rind; reminiscent of a florist shop;
Liquor: pale yellow colour, with delicate, dilute honey, but almost unnoticeable aroma;
Mouthfeel: light, fresh, syrupy when cooler, slightly astringent finish;
Taste: pleasant, with a semi-sweet, with a bitter gourd-like after taste.

This tea Has an interesting history and is considered to be a special tea. It is specific to Nanjing, where the CCP in 1950, allowed the residents of Nanjing to make this tea, as a memorial to those that died in the #Nanjing#massacre. It was originally reserved as a Tribute Tea, or Tea Gift, for giving to high level officials, and company leaders.