Xuě Shuǐ Yún Lǜ (Lǜ Chá), 雪水云绿(绿茶) Snow Water Cloud Green (Green Tea)
C.sinensis var. Dāng Shuǐ Green; Baijiang Union Village, Tonglu County, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 75-150 meters; Spring, 2021, pre-Ming, bud only, hand processed. #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá, #Tea, #茶, #Chá.
The dry leaves are yellow tinged dull green, smallish buds with an aroma that hints of melon, and stone fruits like white peach.
The wet buds are plump and uniformly yellowy-green with brown stem breaks. They have a vegetal, green pea, and baby corn scent, with a hint of apricot when cool.
3-4g of dry buds were infused in 150ml of water for 20 sec.@80-90 deg. C The brewed tea liquor is a pale yellow colour, with a faint, barely discernible sweet, fruity aroma. in the mouth it is thick, viscous, oily, with a lingering fresh, spicy, tingling, astringency, and the taste is florist-shop vegetal with a mild sweet fruitiness, and a mouthwatering bittersweet finish.