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Green Tea

NEW 2021 Baojing Gold

Fresh, Sappy, Reviving From Ludong Garden, Hunan, China Crafted by Tea Maker Mr Long

An exceptional single garden, spring green tea, hand picked pre Qingming on the 14th March 2021. It captures the purest essence of the tenderest buds and leaves with a fresh green fragrance and layers of umami and meadow-sweetness.

NEW 2021 Baojing Gold

保靖黄金茶

Selected from Ludong Mountain, sacred to the local Miao people, Baojing Gold is named after its origin, Baojing County in Hunan province, and the gold leafed cultivar from which it is traditionally made.

We first discovered Mr Long's Baojing Gold last year – in fact it turned out to be Tom, our Head of Tea's favourite tea from all of 2020. After falling for its sappy, refreshing and umami-rich character, Tom set out to taste loads more teas from the area and from around Hunan this spring, but none came close to what Long was producing.

Picked in early spring, it's made without the use of any pesticides or artificial fertilisers. With a mouthfeel like silk and a soft, milky character, you'll find notes of the freshest spring flowers and a standout umami finish.

  • Cultivar - Huang Jin Cha
  • Picked - Early Spring – March 14th 2021
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Twisted sets of silver-grey buds and green leaves.

  • Aroma

    Verdant, with a hint of fresh marine air.

  • In the Cup

    A light green milky infusion.

  • Taste

    A spring-fresh green tea, thick and vegetal with pronounced umami.

Origin

Selected from Ludong Mountain, sacred to the local Miao people, Baojing Gold is named after its origin, Baojing County in Hunan province, and the gold leafed cultivar from which it is traditionally made.

We first discovered Mr Long's Baojing Gold last year – in fact it turned out to be Tom, our Head of Tea's favourite tea from all of 2020. After falling for its sappy, refreshing and umami-rich character, Tom set out to taste loads more teas from the area and from around Hunan this spring, but none came close to what Long was producing.

Picked in early spring, it's made without the use of any pesticides or artificial fertilisers. With a mouthfeel like silk and a soft, milky character, you'll find notes of the freshest spring flowers and a standout umami finish.

  • Cultivar - Huang Jin Cha
  • Picked - Early Spring – March 14th 2021
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Twisted sets of silver-grey buds and green leaves.

  • Aroma

    Verdant, with a hint of fresh marine air.

  • In the Cup

    A light green milky infusion.

  • Taste

    A spring-fresh green tea, thick and vegetal with pronounced umami.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2 tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 70°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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    6 months ago

    Green Gold

    The tea blind-sides you. At first the flavours seem subtle, but immediate, it’s a quiet heavy-hitter. It is hard to pin down without just saying it ‘tastes great’. The difficulty in explaining its profile is exactly why it stands out so much. It’s simply a green tea flavour I’ve never had before. It is not to strong or too weak; it’s perfectly balanced.

    It’s certainly earned the price!