Organic Hangzhou Tian Mu Qing Ding from TeaVivre

  Last modified: January 30, 2013  

Here’s some info from TeaVivre shop:

  • Produced in Tianmu Mountain (天目山), Lin’an County, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang, China
  • Harvest Time: March 3, 2012
  • One bud with one or two leaves
  • Dry tea presents a tip and elegant shape, deep green color with mass of pekoe on surface.

Second name of this tea is Tian Mu Yun Wu Tea. Leaves are beautiful tiny piles of green tips.  Beautiful. Lively floral fragrance.

Forgot to rinse, but it’s organic anyway 🙂

First steep 83°C for 1 min – very very smooth and buttery tea liquor with refined pea / earthy undertone, sweet and mellow thick soup. Beautiful light green color, very calming sight. I’ve put whole sample in a 200 ml glass tea pot, 7g. maybe too much, but I rarely got such a good taste. Exited!

Second steep 80°C for 1.5 min, less taste, but still good. Lively watering green. Leaves had taken whole teapot.

Third: 80°C for 1.5 min. Less taste, more iron undertone. Leaves are open now.

After third steep I’ve examined the leaves: they are light yellowish green color, smooth, mostly undamaged, they lie as herring in the barrel. But most interesting is the fragrance, I nose a light herring aroma :mrgreen:

Here’s the video from TeaVivre on visiting organic tea garden in Lin’an:

Hmm, such a good tea I’d maybe prefer to Dragon Well. Excellent TeaVivre’s Dragon Well survives much more steeps, but taste of this tea first steep was so delicious and tasty. It was a rare show of freshness and hi grade taste. Had to make faster steeps to save the flavour longer.

4.8 / 5 stars     
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