What is Green Tea?
Green tea is the oldest form of tea as a standalone beverage. Its processing method, history, and culture are unparalleled by any other tea in Chinese history. From the Han Dynasty (202BC－220AC) to the abolition of pressed tribute teas by the Hong Wu Emperor (Zhu Yuan Zhang) in 1391, green tea was tea. Even after the emergence of five additional categories of tea, green tea remains the most studied and refined tea of China, offering us a glimpse of tea as an extravagant form of art since the Han Dynasty.
History of Huo Qing
Origin: Shi Jing Keng, Huang Tian, China (~700-900m elevation)
Huo means fire and Qing means green. This tea is a time-consuming traditional pearl-shaped green tea to produce. Each batch goes through over twelve hours of active making time as the leaves are slowly dried and shaped over a low-temperature wok. This part of the process puts this tea in a unique borderline tea between a Chao Qing and a Hong Qing green tea. It’s bold and forward like a Chao Qing while still silky and smooth like a Hong Qing.
Each batch goes through over twelve hours of active making time as the leaves are slowly dried and shaped over a low-temperature wok.
Tasting the 2021 Vintage
This tea is deeply flora and refreshingly savory!
Share Our Passion
If you love this guided tasting, join us monthly with our Educational Tea Club! We deep dive into two teas a month over Zoom. You'll be able to participate live and ask questions and taste the tea together with our community.
What You'll Need
To get the most out of this session, we advise having a Gong Fu brewing set up ready to brew along with. A Gai Wan, Fairness Pitcher, Strainer, and Three Sip Cup is recommended.