Friday, August 12, 2011

A Light Flight of Teas! August 13th & 14th

This weekend, we are introducing some of our new teas received for 2011. We are calling it a "light flight" because all three teas are lighter in color and overall taste. White Fairy, Junshan Yinzhen, and Li Shan may all be lighter, but are still very delicious!

White Fairy is brand new tea at Harney & Sons!  A spring tea sourced from Hunan, it's a delicious white tea, fuller in body than most with a delicious sweetness to it.  Like Mutan White, it's a combination of buds and leaves.  It certainly gives our other teas a run for their money as number one white!

Junshan Yinzhen is a yellow tea, one of China's most famous. Through a secret process (only slightly revealed to us!) the buds have been yellowed, which makes the liquor of the tea a little more mellow than green teas. The steps in brewing are different than your usual brew- pour the hot water first and then add the leaves and watch as they sink to the bottom! With a mellowed but enjoyable taste, it is no wonder Junshan Yinzhen is so popular.

Being one of Taiwan's highest mountain teas, Li Shan constantly battles cold weather with mists and even sometimes snow. This tea can be re-steeped; you can repeatedly enjoy an echoing flavor of honey and cream.

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