SNOWY MOUNTAIN JIAN
(Chinese Green Tea)
Country of Origin: China
Region: Zhejiang Province
Shipping Port: Shanghai or Hong Kong
Grade: China Congou Mao Jian
Altitude: up to 5000 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Good body, full flavored, tending herbaceous with satisfying sweetness.
Infusion: Fairly colory green teas infusion
Ingredients: 100% Premium green tea
This tea has very well developed long leaves, with a hint of silver tip
signifying that the plucking is extremely selective. (In order to get
the ‘tippy’ leaf style the tea must be plucked daily so only the new
shoots are gathered). This tea is primarily harvested/plucked during the
early spring when the tea bushes first begin to flush (can be compared
to 1st flush teas). This tea comes from the mountainous region on the
Wuyi Mountains. Although it is a green tea, it is allowed to ferment
very briefly to give the dry leaves a dark hue. The taste is much
smoother that traditional green teas with body and some pungency. The
aroma is almost sweet and floral.
This tea is surprisingly pungent tea and is good tea for someone who is
traditionally a black tea drinker but would like to try a green tea
without giving up too much strength and body.
Use 2-4 teaspoons of tea per 4-cup tea pot (you vary the strength of the
tea by the amount of tea used); pour in boiling water that has been
freshly drawn. (Do not over boil the water as this will de-oxygenate the
water and affect the flavor of the tea). Steep the tea for 2-5 minutes
depending upon the strength of the tea desired. Stir the tea after about
2 minutes (if you used boiling water virtually all the leaves will sink
to the bottom of the tea pot), let it stand for another 15-30 seconds
(or more) and then gently pour into your cup.
Ideally this tea should be consumed without sugar or milk, but it is perfectly acceptable to add both of these items.