Que She Green Tea (Sparrow Tongue)
£1.50 – £9.00
Natural Production Que She (Sparrow Tongue) Spring 2021 Green Tea
Smooth, mellow and superb delicate green tea from natural production – no pesticides or fertilisers.
Called Sparrow Tongue because of its characteristic look, in the cup the leaves stand vertically, putting on a bit of a show while they steep! It’s definitely worth investing in a glass teapot or infuser mug just for this tea!
This tea is from our range grown by our friend Cheng in the remote hills of Northern Guizhou Province, South West China. No fertilizer or pesticides have been used on this land since 2017, resulting in a clean, natural tea with the highest sustainability credentials.
Mellow, sweet with notes of sweet green vegetables and gentle nuttiness, this is a beautiful green tea that is really refreshing.
– See also our Great Taste Award Winning Mao Feng Green Tea from the same outstanding producer as this tea.
Full leaf with many buds from the season’s first pick, the leaves are rolled and curled. The wet leaves reveal small bite marks showing insect activity and demonstrating the tea’s natural farming, without pesticides. These tiny bite marks cause a little oxidation around the marks, resulting in an added sweetness to the tea.
With this tea, it’s even difficult to mess it up! That being said, we recommend brewing at 80°c to get the most out of this excellent tea, but slightly higher and for longer brews will bring a stronger, more intense brew, still without bitterness.
Type: Green Tea
Where: Longqiao Village, Northern Guizhou Province
Liquor: Apple white / green
Aroma: Sweet green vegetables, straw
Flavour profile: Mellow & refreshing, green pea, sweet asparagus & slightly nutty
Add 1 heaped teaspoons per 150ml cup (that’s around 2.5 grams) and pour on 80°C water (that's about 3-4 minutes off the boil or until you can put a finger on the side of the kettle for about 2 seconds). Discover our Tea Hack for how to get your water to 80°C.
Infuse the tea for around a minute and enjoy. If the flavour isn't quite strong enough for you after a minute, pop the leaves back in til it is to your taste!
Re-infuse 2 - 3 times.
Don’t forget, you can adjust any of the measurements to suit your style!