Noted for its long, twisted leaf, pale green hue and delicate sweet flavor, Young Hyson is seldom available on world markets. The harvest of this green tea is tedious, hand plucking only the youngest, most succulent new leaves. Grown at over 3,000 feet altitude in the mountains of western China, Hyson teas are hand-harvested and quickly steamed, rolled and fired to preserve the delicate "fresh from the garden" flavor. "Hyson" is literally translated from the Chinese "yu-chien," meaning leaves harvested earliest in the spring "Before the Rains". "Young" Hyson tea is created strictly from the youngest, most succulent and flavorful new leaves. Because of the extreme difficulty of harvesting these tiny leaves, the tea is a source of considerable pride from the tea workers. So popular was this tea in 18th century England, that Parliament levied its highest tariffs on Young Hyson. This lovely tea is characterized by a long twisted leaf, which yields a cup with a smooth, pale green hue and a delicate sweet flavor. Enjoy this tea as brewed, without milk or sugar.
This lovely tea is characterized by a long twisted leaf which yields a cup with a smooth, pale green hue and a delicate sweet flavor. Enjoy this Young Hyson tea as brewed, without milk or sugar.
Packaging: Loose leaf tea, 2 lb bag