Bamboo Leaf Green is a hand-picked and hand-processed tea made of 1 bud and 1 or 2 very tender leaves that are shaped into flat form that is reminiscent of bamboo leaves. This tea is actually quite modern, first made by a Buddhish monk of the Wannian Temple and discovered in the 1960s. This monk developed a unique shaping method where both ends are pointed in the shape of a bamboo leaf. Over 35,000 leaves are needed just to produce half a kilo of this tea and they appear to dance when infused. Once infused we find that the buds are actually quite plump with a pure, fresh fragrance that is slightly salty to the taste. This tea is Ming Qian, meaning it was picked at the vey beginning of the picking season on March 16, 2018.
Origin: Mt. Emei, Mengding, Sichuan, China
Harvest: Qing Ming pre-rain Spring, 2018
Color of liquor: greenish-yellow
Aroma: salty peanuts, peas, floral notes
Flavor: fresh, nutty, sweet, lightly floral, pleasant astringency
Temperature: 75º c
Steeping time: 1min, 1,5min, 2min