Clouds & Mist, Supreme | Green Tea
New Lot. Available in 2 ounce quantities only.
This green tea has a dark green leaf, hand-processed, with a slight twist. It produces a cup that is crisp and shimmering, exceedingly fresh with an asparagus note, slightly sweet, very aromatic, and wonderfully refreshing. This is an exceptional tea. This tea is a Yunwu (translates: clouds mist) tea from Mengding mountain in Ming Shan county of Sichuan province.
A high mountain, pre-Qing-Ming tea (the most-prized early-spring teas) harvested at the end of March, yunwu teas are unique for the natural shading they receive from persistent heavy cloud cover, a reliable part of the Sichuan micro-climate.
Like the deliberate methods used by the Japanese, this shading inhibits photosynthesis and causes a chemical reaction in the plant that gives it a deep green color and its bright, fresh flavors.