Tasting Notes: 2018 Ding Gu Da Fang
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
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.
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.
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