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Nepali Jade - Green Tea - Spring, 2015
Our Price: $20.99
Sale Price: $16.79
Savings: $4.20
This exquisite medium-light roast oolong tea was grown and processed in the famous Li Shan (Pear Mountain) growing region, and it was roasted/finished in the Taipei area by a specialized tea roaster. To our taste, it represents a near-perfect union of impeccably grown and processed high mountain tea leaves and expert finishing by a true master of the art of roasting tea. When infused, it produces a moderately full bodied liquor that boasts distinctive, lightly citrus-tinged sweet, floral notes complemented beautifully by a lightly caramelized sweetness from the careful roasting process in the lovely, long-lasting bittersweet finish.
The woody, musky, & sweet-smelling dry leaves are a mix of black and dark, coppery browns and has a good scattering of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves produce a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a musky, woody & lightly floral nose. In the cup, the infusion is brisk and full bodied with a distinct black tea taste, very pleasant and well balanced astringency, and a remarkably floral and sweet aftertaste with hints of dried stonefruit (peaches/plums), raisins and maybe just a touch of dried flower petals.
The dry leaves of this late Spring tea are many shades of green with a healthy amount of silver buds and a lightly flowery aroma. The infusion is light-to-medium bodied with a bright, crystal clear, amber-gold color. When infused, it has a light flowery aroma, the "green" flavor typical of a well made hard-withered first flush style tea, moderate astringency, and a lingering bittersweet finish with lovely floral notes and a maybe just a hint of green plum.
Nepali Jade is a gorgeous green tea, plucked to an extremely high one bud and one leaf standard and left unrolled to preserve the natural appearance of the leaf. The dry leaf aroma is light and sweet like fresh-cut grass, and when infused it produces a beautiful, crystal clear, pale jade liquor with a light, fresh aroma. The light-bodied infusion is mild and grassy-sweet with hints of baby green vegetables, almost no astringency, and a very clean, refreshing finish.