Xuě Shuǐ Yún Lǜ (Lǜ Chá), 雪水云绿(绿茶) Snow Water Cloud Green (Green Tea)
Spring, 2021, pre-Ming; var. Dāng Shuǐ Green; Baijiang Union Village, Tonglu County, Hangzhou, Zhejiang; bud only, hand processed; 75-150 meters. #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá.
Infusion: 4g in 150 ml for 20 sec.@90 deg. C
Dry leaf aroma: hints of melon, and stone fruit – white peach;
Wet leaf aroma: vegetal, green peas, baby corn, and a hint of apricot when cool;
Liquor: pale yellow colour, with faint, barely discernible sweet, fruity aroma;
Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, oily, with lingering fresh, spicy, tingling, astringency;
Taste: florist-shop vegetal taste with a mild sweet fruitiness, a mouthwatering bittersweet finish.
Opinion: This tea is all tips, very small and fine buds. Its taste is refreshing and light, which lingers delightfully long on the tongue. This tea is worth savoring, drinking slowly, to enjoy the full experience of it. Highly enjoyable.