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Huiming Green Tea

Translation: Huiming Green Tea is named after a monk
Region: Zhejiang Province
Harvest season: April to May and September to October
Cultivar: Huiming

The village of Jingning is located on the slopes of Mount Chimu. According to legend, tea production in "this area dates back more than 1,100 years, when the monk Huiming built a temple on Mount Nanqan and planted tea trees around it. An ancient plantation of tea trees can still be seen close to this temple.

Tasting notes: The twisted, dark-green leaves are covered in small, downy hairs. The infusion gives off aromas of fresh greenery, sea breezes and osman-thus flowers. The clean pale-green liquid releases delicate notes of freshly picked flowers and leaves. The gentle attack reveals sweet aromas of fresh soybean and melon skin. This round and smooth tea tickles the senses far into the throat. The long, smooth finish develops into a light note of crocus flowers.

Recommended infusion accessory: A zhong or small teapot.