Type: First flush green tea
Origin: Xiangxi, Hunan, China
A playfully sweet and vegetable-flavored first harvest tea with more than 400 years of history in its hometown “Gold Village”. Energizing and subtly intense. The tea feels smooth and soft even after a long brew, and it leaves an interesting aftertaste in the mouth.
Tasting notes from Peng: umami, pine tree, round
Tasting notes from Xinyuan: sweet corn, creamy, thick flavor
Gold tea from the gold village! The sweet and round taste of the tea gently caresses your soul. Miao people (an ethnic group in the southern part of China) living in the village have cultivated tea for over 400 years.
The tea's intriguing name comes from a legend. In the Ming dynasty, the soldiers passed by the village. Many of the soldiers got sudden stomach problems. One Miao grandma brought them some soup with tea boiled in it. It cured their illness. The leader of the soldiers was very grateful and rewarded her a piece of gold. Since then, the tea is called Huangjin Cha (Gold tea) and the village is called Huangjin Zhai (Gold village).
This patch is the very first harvest of the year, with the highest standard of youngest bud and leaf. Thus the tea is especially rich in L-Theanine that makes the tea sweet.
Net weight: 20 g