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Green Orchid | Green Tea

  • Loose leaf Green Orchid green tea
  • Steeped cup Green Orchid green tea

Green Orchid | Green Tea
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A flawless and forgiving exemplar of Anhui green teas. Light in body with natural floral grace, it radiates pristine simplicity. Its impressive quality is easy to understand.

Produced the first week of April 2023, “Yue Xi Cui Lan” is a new style of tea invented in the 1980’s. It hails from the Dabie mountains of Lu’an City, Yue Xi County, Anhui Province. “Cui Lan” translates “Green Orchid” and the name is appropriate. It’s a one leaf and a bud pick from the Shu Cha Zao cultivar growing at approximately 2,300 feet. The processing steps of this tea are quite unusual as they involve blanching > hot air tumbling > traditional pan-firing > charcoal-fire basket drying. The results speak for themselves.

Ingredients: green tea

Steeping Instructions

4 grams | 10-12 oz | 175°F | Steep 4 min.

Traditional Steeping - Use 5 grams of tea in 150ml of boiling water:

  • 10 sec – rinse
  • 1st steep – 20 sec
  • 2nd steep – 15 sec
  • 3rd steep – 20 sec
  • 4th steep – 45 sec
  • 5th steep – 90 sec
  • 6th steep – 3 min

Number of Cups

2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups