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silver sproutFine twisted young leaf that resembles a chun mee style but interspersed with silvery down covered buds. The aroma is quietly floral but gives way to a smokiness, reminiscent of a gunpowder but not nearly as bold. The cup is light, yet smoky with a semi buttery mouthfeel. In the finish a dry white grape note, and lingering smoke.
Steep at 180° for 3 minutes.
silver sprout teabags
fresh from origin
Zhejiang is actually China's largest tea producing province, and home to Dragon Well (or 'Longjing') green tea. Gunpowder green tea is also traditionally from Zhejiang, as is Tian Mu Qing Ding, from the breathtaking Tian Mu Mountain. Zhejiang shares a border with another important coastal tea province, Fujian.