As spring unfolds in full blossom, the outdoors call to us. We wanted to take the guests to make tea and see the unfolding buds of this year. And we thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to take you all along with us! What better way to start the 2016 tea season than with some fresh handmade green tea, full of the care and love of the residents and guests here at the Center? It was out of this desire to put our own effort and love into your Tea of the Month that we formed the idea of a whole magazine devoted to green tea. Nothing inspires as much as contributing to this worldwide tea experience with our own hands!
“Stream-enterer” is a bold tea with a deep Qi and strong fragrance. The varietal (“Four Seasons of Spring,” Si Ji Chun) and processing result in a brisk, simple and pure green tea. It is the perfect way to herald the spring. As the first flush of the year, it sings of changing weather. It is Nature’s expression of rising from dormancy to vibrancy, Yin to Yang. The flavor is sweet, yet bitter and crisp with astringency. You will find the energy expansive and uplifting, somehow purifying you and leaving you clean. If you can, enjoy this month’s tea outdoors with some loved ones or organize a Global Tea Hut gathering at a park, by a stream or in your backyard. This tea is particularly suited to early morning or late afternoon/early evening gatherings. We hope you can also feel the personal love and tenderness in these leaves since we plucked and harvested some of them ourselves! The rest were made by Mr. Xie, one of the greatest sustainable farmers we know.
and start drinking Stream-Enterer with all of us!