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China - Pre-Chingming

The festival of Chingming (Qingming) is a 2,500 year old tradition in which people visit the burial sites of their ancestors to pay respect. It is significant in Chinese tea culture because it serves as a demarcation between a distinct pre-Chingming plucking period and the subsequent plucking period occurring after the festival date (usually around April 5). Pre-Chingming teas are prized for their delicacy and subtle, fresh nuances.

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 1. ZGP1: Pre-Chingming Lung Ching

A 2014 Pre-Chingming Lung-Ching green tea produced in Hunan province. The flat, spring green leaf steeps a tea liquor that has a light vegetal aroma with toasty/nutty nuances. The mildly astringent flavor is strong and vegetal with notes of snap peas, buttery fresh corn, rich chestnut and nori. The ...

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 2. ZGP2: Pre-Chingming Weishan Mao Feng

A 2014 Pre-Chingming Hair Point green tea produced in Hunan province. The wiry, downy leaf has a gentle floral fragrance with a vegetal whisper. The pale golden liquor has a delicate, sweetly vegetal flavor with notes of wheatgrass, water chestnut and a clean, mild finis ...

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 3. ZGP3: Pre-Chingming Qing Zhen

A 2014 production Pre-Chingming Silver Needle green tea produced in Hunan province. The elegantly tapered leaf has a delicate, floral aroma. The gentle, rounded flavor has notes of cantaloupe, cedar and sweet tobacco, smoothly finishing with a whisper of peac ...

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 4. ZGP4: Pre-Chingming Pi Lo Chun

A 2014 production Pre-Chingming green tea produced in Hunan province. The classic, spiral-shaped leaf has a sweet, vegetal aroma, reminiscent of asparagus or sweet, fresh peas. This pronounced vegetal quality carries over into the flavor, enhanced by nuances of flowers and a sweet, bright finis ...
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 5. ZGP5: Pre-Chingming Yin Hao

A 2014 production Pre-Chingming Silver Tip green tea from Yunnan province. A profusion of downy white tips thread through the curled green leaf. The tea liquor has a pronounced vegetal aroma and a light flavor with notes of cucumber, celery and corn silk. The finish is mild with nuances of sweet ber ...

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 6. ZGP6: Pre-Chingming Yunnan Mao Jian

A 2014 Pre-Chingming Hair Point green tea from Yunnan province. The pale chartreuse tea liquor has a delicate vegetal aroma with a whisper of flower petals. A light tangerine evanescence at first sip gives way to a sweet, brothy flavor, with notes of mint and rosemar ...

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