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Organic Orchid Dew Green


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Open the packet and take in the aroma of the deep green dry leaves; not many green teas yield such fragrance in dry form. The most interesting point about this tea is that it comes from a Japanese cultivar transplanted in China. One sip is all it takes to recognize the back story; luscious tasting, especially for a green.

We learn early that most cultivars don't travel well. The Rock soil under Da Hong Pao makes this coveted tea very limited as to where it can grow. Same for Ti Kuan Yin cultivars -- what Taiwan produces is distinctly different. There are oolongs grown in New Zealand and Indonesia now, but not Ti Kwan Yin and not Da Hong Pao.

Yet here with this green tea transplanted from Japan to Zhejiang we see something perhaps not intended to be an exact duplicate. As you know, the Japanese started having Sencha manufactured in China many years ago. But this orchid dew is something else again. Open the bag and you will get a whiff of nori. And that deep green color of the dry leaf is something to behold. The area from which the tea comes in Zhejiang is called Orchid Stream, which is a traditional tea area, but the cultivar came from some distance.

Use 1 rounded teaspoon (3g) dried tea leaves per 6 ounces of spring water heated to 175┬░ to 185┬░ F. and steep for 3-4 minutes. This tea can handle multiple infusions; add fresh hot water to the pot and increase the steeping time for subsequent infusions, repeating until the flavor begins to fade.USDA issues your organic certification for the United States market
  • Model: G-OOD-1

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 15 June, 2017.