Bāguà Shān Dōng Piàn
This tea is special. Dong Pian comes from the second winter harvest. In the period of the Winter Solstice (節氣:冬至), which lasts about 10-12 days, the tea tree mistakenly thinks that Spring is coming; this causes the tea tree to produce new buds. These new buds grow in the coldest time of year, and are thus subjected to widely varying temperatures of warm days, and cold nights. This results in the unique, very special tea, that we call Dong Pian.
The dry leaf color is a vibrant green with undertones of light yellow. Dry leaves smell sweet, and have the aroma of green beans. The tea liquor is a bright gold color, and has an intensely sweet aroma. The sweetness is hard to pinpoint; this kind of sweet fragrance is unique to Dong Pian. What we can say, is that there is a distinct grassy aroma to this tea. This taste of this tea is sweet, lightly vegetal, somewhat floral, and highly refreshing. This tea has absolutely no bitterness or off-notes.