Today I am reviewing a ‘Snow Dragon’ green tea from a company called ‘Tao of Tea’.
Snow Dragon is a green tea which is twisted with green tea buds in a one leaf to one bud ratio.
The silvery buds, along with the curve of the leaf is traditionally considered to look like a dragon, hence the name ‘Snow Dragon’.
Brand: Tao of Tea
Tea: Snow Dragon Green Tea
Vintage: Spring, 2020
Origin: Yunnan, China
Amount of Tea: 4 Grams
Brewing Vessel: Ceramic Gaiwan
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Rinse Time: 5 Seconds
Steep Time: 10 Seconds – 20 Seconds – 20 Seconds
It initially tastes of tea, green vegetation, tree nuts and field flowers.
Minimal bitterness or astringency.
Reasonably thick mouth-feel due to the bud content.
The flavor becomes fruitier in later steeps, developing notes of orange and black currants.
Flavor notes: Tea, vegetation, mountain water, tree nuts, grass, field flowers, orange, and black currants.