"Pine needles" from Fengqing (Lincang County, Yunnan Province) autumn harvest 2017.
In appearance: large pointed brown tips covered with silky yellow-reddish hair. The fragrance is deep, woody with pine hints. The liquor is transparent, with amber shade.
The bouquet of ready-made tea is vivid and warm, with fruity, pine, honey and citrus notes. The fragrance is deep and warm, calming. The taste is sappy and full-bodied, velvety, a bit tart, sweetish, with light citrus sourness and lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (95°С) in a gaiwan or in a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 4-5 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 6-8 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 2-3 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can repeat this method up to 10 times.
"Pine needles" is a great choice for everyday tea breaks – rich and vivid.