Free Tea Tasting Schedule
Free Top 10 Chinese Green Tea Tasting, Saturday Dec. 13th, 12:30am-3:30pm, 20% off for these teas during the tasting hours for both in store and online customers.
This week, we will revisit some of our top 10 Chinese green teas. This category offers some of the finest teas we carry, and we are very proud to serve a selection of them at this week's free tasting. The teas we will sample this week have flavors ranging from nutty and refreshing to rich and smoky. Come by to taste them all!
Dragon Well Superior, Also called Long Jing, this is one of the top 10 Chinese green teas from Zhejiang Province. As the top grade of Dragon Well (Dragon Well has 11 grades from Superior and grade 1 - 10), it produces a brew of golden color, distinctive nutty aroma and full, round flavor. This tea also contains the highest concentration of catechins (the major antioxidant element) among Chinese green teas.
Meng Ding Yu Lu, Harvested from the top of Meng Shan in Sichuan Province, Meng Ding Yu Lu was one of the earliest tribute teas dating back to the Tang Dynasty (9th century). Lu Yu, the Sage of Tea in China (733-804), pointed out in his famous book The Classic of Tea, that the best water for brewing tea came from the middle of the Yangzi River and that the best tea was from Meng Shan. This tea is refreshing and vegetal with a sweet aftertaste.
Xing Yang Mao Jian, is one of the top ten most famous teas in China. It is cherished for its refreshing taste and pleasant aroma. The finest and most tender Xin Yang Mao Jian tea leaves are picked from tea trees growing in the high mountain area of Xin Yang. The tea has a slightly smoky aroma and a full bodied taste with sweet notes which tend to linger in your mouth.
Upcoming tea classes
Starting in September, Ku Cha will offer some new tea classes focused on some of the new types of tea we have recently imported from China! If you have ever been curious about the oolongs you are drinking or what makes puerh tea unique, these classes will be a great opportunity to go more in depth and sample some really special stuff. The classes will be held every Saturday morning from 10am-11am. They will be $20 per person (non-refundable) and they will be limited to a maximum of 6 people. Here is the schedule: