I am looking for a provider for this tea which was given to me some time ago:
For some reason, I can't post pictures. the imgur ids for the photos of the tea box are: 3qjbyCU, syKo3od, Z1QoiTt
Unfortunately, I don't speak Japanese, Chinese nor Korean and am unable to read the inscriptions on the box.
Someone told me that this tea was related to green tea, 仙茶 (fairy tea?).
Could someone please give me at least some hints about where to look for this tea?
Thank you a lot for your help.]]>
Just wanted to say that I am happy to be here, and meet everyone.
My favorite new green tea has got to be tangy gunpowder tea. i would share it with you but can't post links :(]]>
One thing that I have noticed is that there is a considerable amount of variability in the level of rolling of the leaf. Some is tightly rolled, not quite into pellets, but approaching so, whereas other looks mostly extended, and only slightly curled or wavy.
I've heard suggested about oolongs that higher-quality teas tend to be more tightly rolled, but I'm not 100% convinced that this is always the case, and I'm also completely unclear as to whether or not this same rule would extend to a curled green tea like Bi Luo Chun.
a question I thought of:
Why do the buds in some green teas (like longding) all stand upright at the surface of the water? How does processing affect this characteristic?
I will also try to take some video of handmade tea and also the machinery.
If anyone has any questions or ideas, please add them here, I will try to post some interesting stuff in the next couple of weeks.]]>
The majority of the teas on the list, though, are Green Teas.
The list from the Chinese Tea Culture Research Institute (via Wikipedia), which I recognize to be the most official of the current lists includes the following Green Teas:
-Xi Hu Longjing (West Lake Dragonwell)
-Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun (Dong Ting Green Spring Snail - side note, some confuse Dong Ting mt with Dong Ding mt in Taiwan - not the same)
-Huangshan Mao Feng (Huang Shan Hairy Peak)
-Taiping Hou Kui (Taiping Monkey tea)
-Liu An Gua Pian (Liu An melon pieces)
-Xin Yang Mao Jian (Xin Yang pointed green)
I have tried all of these and a good Bi Luo Chun is my favorite green tea. It is getting harder to find really, really good and reasonably priced, authentic examples of these, as "imposter" teas (or teas produced elsewhere and brought into these areas for finishing) have flooded the market.
What Chinese green teas, on or off this list, have you tried and liked?]]>