2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui Long" Green Tea

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2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui Long" Green Tea
2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui Long" Green Tea 2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui Long" Green Tea 2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui Long" Green Tea

Category: Green tea

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Date of production: Late March 2014

Shop: Cha Wang Shop

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Description:

Selected grade famous high mountain green tea from Huilong Zhai, Dachang village, Lianghe county, Dehong prefecture.

Huilong village, land area 1.28 square kilometers, elevation 1650 meters, average annual temperature 14.9 ℃, annual precipitation 1491.6 mm.

Strong spicy fragrance of dry leaves. Pick one bud and one leaf or one bud/two leaves. This tea is very good for experimenting with little cooler water ! Low temperature make this tea milky cloudy, full in mouth and very stimulation !

Cultivar : Old Yunnan Large leaves varietal tea trees (sexual variety of tea plant, about 50 years old tea trees)


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Eternal Spring
20.08.2014 17:41:09
Eternal Spring

Hui Long or Simao?

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I bought three spring green tea from this year's harvest on ChaWangShop to get some supplies for summer sipping. Actually to be precise there were two greens and one white tea. I already wrote about "White Peony“ and it was certainly nice surprise.

Simao and Hui Long are enduring classics and I buy it regularly. I prepared both teas at a time and compared them.

Both are quite similar with a certain "Yunnan" character. Hui Long is alpine green tea from Huilong Zhai area, located at the altitude of 1,650 meters. The average temperature there is 15°C and tea plants - about 50 year’s old trees - are getting a lot of moisture. It is Yunnan varietal big leaf tea tree.

5g of Simao seems optically slightly less than the same amount of Hui Long. Simao is rolled into small cocoons. Hui Long leaves are rolled lengthwise and tea mades up tiny curls. White Peony, as it is a white tea, it is not rolled at all.

Simao’s infusion is more yellow than Hui Long. The taste of Hui Long is spicier, bolder and with sweeter character in comparison to Simao.

Both teas are very good and suitable for everyday drinking. I personally prefer Hui Long for its spicier taste. Price is almost the same. Hui Long is only about 50cent more expensive.

I recommend using colder water about 70°C for steeping.


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