The clue is within the name, this tea appears snail-like once the leaves have been rolled by hand.
Harvested when growing conditions are at their best – between March and late summer – the fluffy bud and first two fresh leaves are selected to create this truly special tea.
The handpicked leaves are briefly withered before placed in a large hot pan.
Under continuous turning the leaves are slowly warmed up until they are soft and smooth.
To finish, the tea is rolled by hand which gives the snail appearance.
A cup of Jade Snail is bright and light with a pleasant, sweet and mild fragrance. The taste is fruity with fine sweetness but retains depth and strength.
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Tea Garden For China Green Jade Snail
The Dongzhai tea garden can be found in the Chinese province of Yunnan amongst the Wuliang mountains at an average altitude of 1500m.
This unusual tea garden is managed with a focus on ecological and social responsibility.
How To Brew
- 1 – 2 tsp for 0.3l
- Repeat brewing of up to 3 to 5 times possible
- 2 – 3 min