Flight of Teas! January 14th & 15th
January 13, 2012
Hello all! This weekend we are recognizing the Chinese New Year which falls on January 23rd. Being the year of the dragon, we are celebrating by serving a flight of exquisite Chinese Greens: Anji Baicha, Snow Dragon, and Bi Lo Chun.
This Chinese green is loaded with flavors of asparagus and citrus notes. Anji Baicha not only is a delight on the palette, but an inspiration for some. This green was the tea to get Emeric Harney interested in the family business, when discovered on a buying trip! This tea has less chlorophyll than others, while some of the first leaves actually hold a white color.
Not only are the leaves themselves a beauty, Snow Dragon
is a Chinese green that produces a beautiful brew
that is light, ethereal, and sweet. This tea was the first picked of the new season, and is a perfect match for the Chinese New Year!
This green tea has frizzy white and green curls that are handmade on Dongting Island, in the Jiansu Province. Also a lighter green, Bi Lo Chun
has a delightful floral aroma
and delicate brew