use 80℃ water and covered tea bowl or glass to brew 4-5 rounds, tea:water 1:80
- dry tea strip is tight and slender, wiry, grayish green color, hairy and lustrous
- tea soup is brilliant green, clear and brilliant
- the aroma is clean and high, tender
- the taste is mellow and fresh, brisk, sweet aftertaste
- the wet leaves are jade green, fine and tender
Needle Well 针井 [zhēn jǐng] tea is made from tender leaves with 1 shoot 1 leaf, it should be also harvested before the Qingming Festival to ensure a good quality. Its specialty is the hand-rolling and basket charcoal-baking procedure during its process, which helps to increase more fragrances and form its beautiful tight-thin shap.
The kind of teas could be called High Mountain Tea 高山茶, the tea fields’ height above sea level must be higher than 800 meters. Comparing with other teas growing at lower see levels, high mountian teas are much more special: first, high mountian tea’s tastes are more clear and sweet, because of strong root systems, high mountain tea plants could absorb more mineral substances and nutrients; Second, high mountian tea’s textures are more smooth and soft, since high mountains surround all the year round with cloud and mist, high humidities, rich diffusion lights and big differences in temperature between the day and the night are optimal for tea plants to produce some desirable compounds; Third, high mountian tea’s liquid is more clear and bright, because lights on high mountains are mainly blue-purple lights, which could restrain undesirable compounds to produce; Fourth, high mountian green tea‘s fragrances are much higher, longer daylight hours and relative lower temperatures are good for fresh leaves to produce aromatic compounds.