Songyang Xiang Cha 2023

Brewed with a bit of care, this quotidian green tea from Zhejiang can provide a surprisingly soft liquor with a velvety mouthfeel. Its bold, savory bent towards bitter greens sautéed in canola oil is seasoned with a hint of nutmeg and the gentle essence of cooked rice; something of a very mild curry may be suggested. More time brings out a walnut astringency, and the tea has enough backbone to accompany savory meals, or contrast sweet snacks. Or enjoy as a meal in iteslf.
  • ORIGIN:  Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • MEANING:  Songyang fragrant tea (songyang xiang cha)
  • CULTIVAR:  Yin Shuang
  • HARVEST TIME:  12 April 2023
  • TASTE:  Wild bitter greens, canola oil, walnut


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.