Monday, July 10, 2006

TN: Bamboo Green Tea of Mount Emei (峨眉山 竹叶青茶)

This is one of the teas which I purchased at Wing Hop Fung recently ($6/oz). It's fresh dark-green color when dry, and turns into a beautiful fresh light-green color when brewed. I used a gaiwan and about 80 Celsius spring water, flash rinse, then brewed for 20s, 30s, 45s, 1m (I'm still playing around with brewing time). The resulting liquor was light yellow and straw green in color. It smells and tastes of fragrant rice, barley and green vegetable (spinach comes to mind). Light and refreshing! Very nice!

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