Refreshing, fruity, floral and vegetal.
This is not your typical green tea. Organic and hand-picked at the earliest point of the spring harvest, the leaves are thin, twisted and fine, emerald green with silver tips and a jasmine aroma.
Sweet, floral with a pleasantly lingering hint of artichoke and water chestnut
Chin-Shin cultivar, Organic, spring
Hand picked, No oxidation
Once infused the liquor is fruity, floral and pleasantly sweet with a hint of artichoke and water chestnut and a lingering fresh finish. The delicate and balanced flavour takes you away to a spring morning in Taiwan.
This light green tea could be served for afternoon tea along with cucumber cream cheese finger sandwiches. It would also pair well with a light meal of baked chicken and steamed green beans.
3g per 250 mls (1 cup)
First infusion: rinse leaves with 80oC water for 10 seconds and discard water; infuse for 3 minutes at 80oC
Additional infusion: gradually increase steeping time for second infusion.
3g per 250mls (1 cup) of room temperature water
Brew in a tea flask at room temperature for up to 2 hours. Taste as it's brewing and strain the tea when you like the flavours.
Pinglin is located in the Wen Shan region in Northeast Taiwan and has access to the purest water source with Fei Cui, Taiwan’s second largest reservoir, in the neighbouring Shiding District. Land development is prohibited and the use of pesticides and fertilizers is strictly regulated, which also creates the best soil and green land for animal and plant habitats.
Grown at 700 metres above sea level surrounded by trees the tea farmer’s family has harvested tea in this region for 98 years. Pinglin experiences a lot of rainfall at times, but the tea farm is on a well drained hillside and the plants are not affected. The tea is hand picked and grown without the use of chemical fertilisers or pesticides so it retains its natural qualities.