Tea Rating: 85/100
Steep Time: 1-3 minutes
Steep Temperature: 180 Degrees
This tea is sourced by Utopian Teas from the Wuyi Mountains in China. The Wuyi Mountains are located on the border between the Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, in South Eastern China. The many peaks of the Wuyi range reach about 6,000 feet above sea level. The mountains are located in an area with deep gorges, winding rivers, and many caves. The mountain offers up some of the best areas for biologists to study due to the many varieties of plants and animals. It is widely regarded as the richest depository of tea varieties in the world. The soil on the mountain has large rocks from an ancient volcano that was once there, which gives the teas from the Wuyi Mountain a very unique character.
This is a green tea made top two leaves and the bud of new season growth and is picked in early spring.The dried leaf is said to look like that of a monkey’s paw, which is where the name originates from. The dry leaf smells sweet and sensual. This tea is so delicate it reminds me of a white tea, more than a green tea, as the flavor is light and delicate.The liquor smells fresh,which follows through in taste too. There is some fruit flavor and nuttiness in the tea, which play together perfectly. The best part is the natural sweetness on the finish, which makes me crave another sip. This tea would be good for tea folks who was to get into Green Teas, but fear the vegetal quality in some green teas. I also identify some slight floral notes in the tea, but that is very very slight, and may go unnoticed by most.
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