Green Gulou -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Green Gulou - Loose 2 oz. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
$ 2.27

Green Gulou

Sale price$ 41.00
Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:2 oz. Tin
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Our last stop during our trip to China in 2019 was up to Gulou in Hunan Province, China. It turns out that we were the first western tea buyers to visit this hidden valley, about four hours south of Changsha. As we rounded our way up the river valley, the air got fresher, and we got more excited. We stopped at the factory owned by Mrs. Xiao. She has run it for the last 13 years and built a beautiful garden that makes great tea. Green Gulou comes from tea plants carefully tended in the steep hills above the factory. We were impressed with the body and sweetness of this tea. These traits come from the umami found in the young tea leaves. The tea is fixed green, rolled, and dried in ovens to preserve its sweetness.


Green tea.

Mike's Rating

1 Briskness
2 Body
2 Aroma
 Details: A green tea from Hunan Province, China.
 Dry Leaves: Green and silvery twists.
 Liquor: Pale green.
 Aroma: Steamed zucchini.
 Flavors: Steamed bok choy.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Light-bodied
 Brewing Time: 3 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 175¬ļ