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green teas of China
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green teas of China
4 x 10-cup samples
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green teas of China

green teas of China

Production of green tea in China is unique, and has taken centuries to perfect. Four very different versions come together in this delicious loose tea sampler. Each sample makes about 8-10 cups of tea. This set includes:

sleeping dragon - Has a soft, fruity sweetness enfolded by a rich, smoky note similar to gunpowder, but more complex and crisp.
gunpowder - These leaves are hand-rolled into tiny pellets, and yield a full-bodied cup with a hint of smokiness.
white monkey - Warm colored liquor with a fresh, almost wildflower sweet scent and slightly dry finish.
dragonwell - Inviting, toasty aroma and sweet rounded flavor. Nutty, buttery texture, pleasantly dry finish.

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sleeping dragon - Sleeping Dragon green tea is grown at about 3,000 feet in the mountainous Fujian province. The tightly rolled leaves and silvery fuzzy buds give this tea its signature shape and name. In the cup, it delivers a soft, fruity sweetness enfolded by a rich smokey note similar to a gunpowder, but more complex and crisp in the finish. Sleeping Dragon remains a great cup for a green tea novice or those who oppose the grassy character of some varieties.
gunpowder - Gunpowder is a classic green tea from Zhejiang province, China. As the name implies, Gunpowder tea is made up of leaves hand-rolled into tiny pellets. These resemble gunpowder, and give this tea its distinct name. Full-bodied cup with a hint of smokiness and a smooth mouthfeel. Blend Gunpowder tea with spearmint to create the famous 'Moroccan Mint' tea.
white monkey - White Monkey or Bai Mao Hou is a green tea (do not be confused by its name) that grows along the slopes of the Taimu mountains in the Fujian province of China. The young leaves and unopened buds are carefully gathered and processed exclusively by hand. The result is a tea that appears intricately woven with large and beautiful white tips looking like white-haired monkey's paws, hence the name. It produces a warm colored cup, fresh and subtly seaweedy aroma infused with delicate sweetness and a slightly dry finish.
dragonwell - Dragonwell (Lung Ching or Longjing in local parlance) is one of China's most famous green teas, originating from Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. This tea has a very distinctive shape: smooth and perfectly flattened along the inside vein of the leaf, the result of highly skilled shaping in a hot wok. This process, known as pan-firing or pan-frying, was perfected in China by tea masters over many centuries. It gives the tea an inviting, toasty aroma. Our fine Dragonwell green tea also has a sweet, rounded flavor, perhaps reminiscent of freshly roasted white corn. Full, nutty and buttery texture, and pleasantly dry finish. A truly satisfying cup of tea.

getting started

New to loose teas? Our IngenuiTEA is a wonderful tool to help get you started with the teas in this sampler set. Easy to use and clean, and suited to any loose tea, you'll wonder how you got along without one.

ingenuiTEA teapot
makes 2 cups
$19
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