Thursday, October 23, 2008

Emei Mountain Ming Tea

Tuesday night our friends from Emei City came to bid Sunee a good trip back to Thailand (she left on the 22 October). They brought us half a kilogram of very good Emei green tea. It is called Ming Cha or Freshly Picked Tea.

This is the packaging the tea came in. Each package held 100 grams.

The leaves once more are not like Xue Ya or Zhu Ye Qing. They are very similar in appearance to the Emei Mao Jian we bought earlier but much smaller.

This is the first steeping in our cute new little glass pitcher. It is light and smells very refreshing.

And this, of course, is the tea I drank to see what we had.

The tea appeared light but, in fact, was fairly heavy with the now familiar bitter in the front, sweet in the back taste. The feeling on the tongue was very similar to the other green teas but was just a bit longer lasting. This is a great green tea one can enjoy anytime as it is not overpowering or too strong. Hey, and the price was certainly right! Our friends assured us that this was one of the best teas and was made up of the youngest leaves from the tea plant. This is obviously true from the taste and the leaves after they have unfolded.