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Tasting Notes: 2018 Ding Gu Da Fang

19 August 2018

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Alexis, tea advisor from our Quebec City store is happy to share his tasting notes for the 2018 Ding Gu Da Fang, a green tea from the beautiful terroir of the Yellow Mountains.
Gaiwan infusion , 4g., 85C

Dry Leaves

Beginning with the dry leaves – with their trade mark flat-pressed, uniform leaf – varied tones from pale yellow to dark green proof of the local and ancestral know-how behind this tea. The Ding Gu Da Fang tea comes from a mixed harvest of buds some with one leaf and some with two leaves.

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Infused Leaves

Liquor is light green, bright and slightly opaque. Aroma of pleasant toasted and fruity notes (roasted sunflower or sesame seeds) with a sweet, vegetable broth flavour. The sweetness develops with a pleasant brisk vitality and finishes with an edge of melon.

A tea for lovers of Long Jing Zhejiang (green tea) with similar rolling style, Meng Ding Huang Ya (yellow tea) for its notes of grilled sesame/sunflower or Sencha Koshun (green tea) for the hint of melon in the finish.

Enjoy!

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