The first harvest of the season. Two bright green and soft leaves and a bud, fresh and hand-picked. Spring harvest 2021.
Quite a unique green tea from an organic tea farm in Noord-Brabant, with strong associations of seaweed and the silty sea air. Both refreshing and energizing.
The dry tea forms a mixture of wide light green leaves and twisted, very dark green flagella with long cuttings, both featuring light brown spots.
The fragrance of the dry leaf is herbaceous with strong floral hints.
The transparent infusion has a soft, lime-like colour.
The bouquet, when prepared with 80°C, clean water, is quite unique, reminiscent of a silty sea odour with hints of seaweed. The taste is gently sweet and a bit creamy, with soft hints of sourness.
When the tea is prepared with near- boiling water, the sea associations become less, and sour and astringent notes take over, giving a grapefruit-like taste.
Brew tea with hot water (75-92°С) in a porcelain gaiwan or in a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 3-4 g per 100 ml. After a first few (3-4) flash-infusions of about 1-2 seconds, increase the infusion time, if necessary. You can repeat infusing up to approximately 5-6 times, while the tea remains tasteful.