This organic green tea is from the renowned Five Peaks Mountain in Shandong province. It has a very smooth character and low astringency. It makes a light-bodied brew with vegetal notes and a lingering sweetness.
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I have been drinking tea for several years now and I have become a bit of an addict. Japanese teas are my favorite. When I purchased this Chinese tea, I was amazed at how close it resembled a a Japanese Sencha! it is light and sweet and almost delicate. It brews beautifully so give it a go! Best part, IT’S ORGANIC!!!!!!! Thank you Divinitea!!!!!!!!
I love this golden brew. Round and full green for my morning tea.
This tea has a slight grassy flavor but not not overpowering. It is also slightly sweet . This is an excellent every day tea. It seems to be good quality, is organic and is very affordable.
As mentioned, this makes a great everyday tea. To my tongue, slightly stronger than the average green tea, with a slightly chocolaty and grassy flavor that mostly comes out in the first steeping.
I prefer to get three steepings out of a teaspoon of Five Peaks Green Jade. When dealing with long leaf, I time it for 50 seconds the first steep, 60 second the second, and just let it go on the last. When I get down to the bottom of my container and the small, broken bits that have settled there, I decrease the times to as low as 30 seconds for the first steep, and 45 seconds for the second, and again just letting it steep for “whenever” on the last.
The first thing that hits me with this tea is its rich, almost buttery scent. Like a Japanese Sencha in a way, but without the seaweed vibe that some Senchas have. That comes through in the tea brewed during the first steep, and even persists a little after subsequent steeps. (I use one heaping teaspoon and steep for between 1.5 and 2 minutes the first time around, and then double the time for the second and third steeps. Since I’m making 12 oz “cups” of tea with this method, it may take a little less time for smaller serving sizes.) Further, very little bitterness comes through when you steep appropriately. So in the end, you get a rich, slightly vegetal, smooth cup of tea that’s perfect any time of day.