Ganlu

Its name means 'sweet dew' in Mandarin, but this Ganlu's profile runs distinctly toward the savoury. A classic Sichuanese green tea produced near Changdu, the young buds are rolled into tight curls, preserving their white down, which even dried give off an intense fragrance. The fruity umami of ripe tomato expresses itself in the cup, accompanied by the particular nuttiness of pistachio. A gentle brewing even lets the mouthfeel approach a creamy texture, while the flavour remains in the domain of toasted nori. With such intense flavours dissolved in a mild infusion, it could easily become your next green tea addiction.
  • ORIGIN:  Mingshan, Ya'an, Sichuan, China
  • MEANING:  Sweet dew (gan lu)
  • CULTIVAR:  Fu Xuan Jiu Hao
  • HARVEST TIME:  Early March 2021
  • TASTE:  Tomato, toasted nori, pistachio
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Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

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