Bai Sha Lu green tea, first harvest in February 2016
This BaiShaLu tea comes from Hainan Island, located in the South China Sea. Spring starts here earlier so this tea has been harvested in February. This steamed green tea is the most famous green tea from the island of Hai Nan. This tea is from Wu Zhi Shan (Five Fingers Mountain) and grown under very favourable conditions.
This outstanding Bai Sha Lu is a chopped green tea made of very tender buds and leaves and is steamed in contrast to other green tea: After steaming the tea is pan-fired in to thoroughly dry the tea. The tea has a matte light green/greyish color and has a natural "tea sugar" on the surface. The dried leaves give a fresh nutty and sweet fragrance. The liquid is slightly opaque as a result of the steaming, the mouth-feel is thick, smooth and pure.
Aroma: Mild roasted grain and slightly smoky, a typical green tea.
Taste: Mild, slightly bitter silky salt, comparable to other green tea, well suitable for a meal.
Color of liquor: light green, somewhat troubled by steaming