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Tieguanyin Green Tea Mini Cake

Tieguanyin Green Tea Mini Cake

Sourced By the the Liu Family

In Longjuan, Anxi, tradition and market pressures don’t drive the Liu Family to focus exclusively on traditional techniques; instead, they explore unexpected styles, mixing techniques and taking inspiration from across China to build a demand for their craft.
  • true
    80
    orchid
    true
    75
    matcha, bamboo
    true
    60
    citrus peel
    true
    30
    sesame, adzuki bean

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - orchid
    • vegetal - matcha, bamboo
    • fruit - citrus peel
    • savory - sesame, adzuki bean
    • DATE OF PICKING5/1/2020
    • Longjuan Anxi
    • ELEVATION700 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    While oolong tea takes the most labor to finish - requiring an immense amount of skill and experience - green tea is, in its way, harder to do well. With so much less processing, green tea is a more transparent portrait of a place, really showing off the ‘true’ flavor of both the tea varietal and the conditions underwhich it grew. It is a bold move to make a green tea for the first time, but the Liu Family’s land, tea bushes and craft are up for the challenge. This tea has been carefully steamed and pressed into 7g mini-cakes for convenient brewing, aging and transportation.


  • 'There are just so many people turning out jin after jin of modern green or traditional rolled Tieguanyin... Instead, the Liu family has been exploring more uncommon styles, like the Tieguanyin black teas Mr. Liu has been making since just before his children (now with children of their own!) were born'

  • 7
    8
    190
    30 seconds
    15-30
    7
    6
    190
    10 seconds
    5-6
    7
    12
    68
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    7 g.8
    oz.
    use 190° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 190° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 5-6 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    7 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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