Organic Peacock #1

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Profile : Organic Peacock #1
Loose - Organic - Green Tea
March 12, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Some pungency. Delicious green tea character with delightful fruity-like early season flavor.
Ingredients: Green tea* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
INGREDIENTS FROM: Zhejiang Province
REGION(S): China
GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): Special Handmade Peacock Style
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Non fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted
INFUSION: Tending bright emerald green
Organic tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides. Unfortunately the yield per acre is lower and quite often quality can suffer compared to when fertilizers and others inputs are utilized. Nevertheless with good manufacturing techniques the cup characteristics can be maintained at a very high level - such is the case with this tea. This tea is a top quality Green Tea ('Peacock #1' showy, beauty, importance, good luck) with good 'green tea' taste properties - slightly vegetative and fruity, but refreshing and clean.

This superior quality Peacock #1 tea is exceptionally well graded. It is said that if you look closely at the infused leaf you will see the fan of the peacock's tail feathers. This tea has a delightful fruity-like character, which is on account of the plucking and time of year it is grown. The finest crop is plucked in the early season (March/April), before the May rains have swelled the tender leaves and the sun noonday sun stresses the tea bush to the point where it affects the flavor. This tea is plucked in the early season as the sun is just beginning to rise above the horizon. Plucking of new leaf is generally carried out by women who get up at 3 to 4 am and walk in groups to the fields. On the way they risk encounters with poisonous snakes and 'nasty' insects. To keep their spirits up they often sing songs such about their dreams and their loves. The last 2 lines of a popular Zhejiang folk song go as follows: 'My spirit in a tizzy, I ordered that young man, by all means to await me in my dreams to come'.

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