Spring 2018 Rizhu
I was introduced to this tea when I was touring a garden and factory in Shaoxing. Historically, the factory produced Japanese green tea used to make bottled beverages. It has since been producing large quantities of Zhu Cha (Gun Powder), Zhejiang Long Jing, and Rizhu. Made with young leaves harvested in the earlier part of April, this tea has a sweet, creamy, and vegetal flavor.
Origin: Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China
Harvest date: Early April, 2018
Classification: Green tea
What we taste: Bok Choy, tamari, cashews
Recommended brewing: 4g of tea; 120 of water 85 degrees celcius
1 minute first infusion