Anhui Green Tea 2018 Spring Yuqian (between April 5th and April 20th)
Leaf: Tightly twisted, larger leaves with long thick stems. Liquor: Bright gold-green, still cloudy with down. Aroma: Very fragrant with hints of fruit and spring rain. Taste: Thick mouth feel, sweet finish, slight astringency.
This is the every-day, common-man's tea. They simply call it chaoqing, which means 'fried green'. Chaoqing teas can be found in almost any tea village as it is the tea that is made without specificity or ceremony to specific leaves, harvest dates, or processing methods. In short it is simply tea, without any wasted words. This is the tea that the farmers, the pickers, and the processors drink. It is humble and real, and we offer it as an interesting insight into tea sans-name recognition or over-hyped, flowery descriptions. All our teas labeled as Chaoqing are, in short, the farmers choice.
Brewing recommendation: We recommend drinking this tea 'grandpa style,' as loose leaves in a tall glass. This is the way almost everyone drinks green tea in China, from office workers to farmers, all in unspoken solidarity. It is also by far the simplest way to enjoy a good green tea.