Origin: Simao, Yunnan
Varietal: Chang Ye Bai Hao
Picking: Tippy pluck
Know your tea: One for the connoisseurs, this tea is hand-rolled and then individually dried. This delicate tea reveals to the drinker the art of tea production and the high state of Yunnan tea culture. The tea resembles caterpillars and is a delight to watch unfurl, but be very careful to infuse this with precision as it has the tendency to become too bitter if over-infused.
Ingredients: 100% pure tea
Tasting Notes: Bright, vegetal, nutty
Liqueur Body: thick, umami, long finish.
We encourage you to experiment with the amount of leaves, amount and temperature of water, and infusion times to reach your preferred strength of tea, but here's a suggestion for this particular tea:
Pro Tip: Rinse your tea before the first infusion, to 'awaken' the leaves. You can do this by just submerging the leaves in warm water at the prescribed temperature for each particular tea, and then discarding that water. This will also preheat the vessel and prevent the water temperature from drastically falling during the infusion.
Most reinfusions require the same or higher temperatures than the first infusion because the leaves will already be moist, but the time for each reinfusion will first reduce till a certain number of reinfusions, and then it will need to be increased till you've maxed out the potential of the leaves.
Yield: At least 25 x 120ml cups/pots