A fresh tea with aromatic notes of vegetables and a touch of spinach. It has a taste of freshly mown grass and hazelnuts. This tea looks like a Japanese green tea. This tea, however, lacks the dry and bitter character that many Japanese teas have. A very pleasant tea that tastes great with fish.
The Liu An Gua Pian is a green tea from China. This tea is grown in quality gardens in the province of Anhui. Here it is grown according to traditional methods and especially selected by Madame Tseng for De Eenhoorn. The leaves of this plant are quite rough in structure and have a remarkably dark color with bright green shades.
A green tea is an unfermented tea. For this green tea only the buds and upper leaves are picked. This is done exclusively by hand. After picking and withering, the leaves they are steamed or cooked immediately. This will keep the green color and prevent the leaves from oxidating or fermentation. Then the leaves are ground by large rollers. Finally, the leaves have to dry and get sorted.