Free Tea Tasting Schedule
Free Chinese Green Tea Tasting, Saturday March 14th, 12:30am-3:30pm, 20% off for these teas during the tasting hours for both in store and online customers.
Green tea has over 5,000 years of history. We offer a wide selection, each with a taste as unique as its origin and history. Although there is continuous research being done on its healing properties, tea has been used medicinally since its beginnings. Since then, it has been used for treating and preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol, promoting heart health, supporting digestion and boosting the immunity. This week we will sample 3 unique green teas grown in different parts of China.
Organic An Ji White, An Ji White is a unique Chinese green tea that has high level of theanine, which makes it sweet and fresh and not bitter or astringent. Newly developed (in 1979), this tea comes from Tian Mu Mountain, Zhejiang Province. Harvested between mid April and mid May when the fresh tea leaves are tender and white, hence the name of the tea. The leaves turn green again after the harvest season. This tea is light, refreshing, and slightly nutty.
Er Mei Snow Bud, Er Mei Snow Bud is one of the top 10 green teas from China. Hailing from Mount Er Mei, one of China's famous Buddhist sites, this fantastic green tea is fresh and grassy with a clear green brew. This tea won the Gold medal at the 2006 Chinese National Tea Expo, and is truly one of China's best green teas.
Liu An Gua Pian, Liu An Gua Pian, is one of the top ten famous green teas in China. Gua Pian translates to Melon Seed, which comes from the shape of the processed leaves. Only leaves, and no buds, are harvested in early spring. After picking, the central vein of the leaf is cut out and the leaves are pan fried over low heat and rolled into the melon seed shape. This is an elegant tea with a subtly spicy aroma and a slightly nutty taste that is smooth with a touch of sweetness.