Sweet Dew (Gan Lu) Green Tea
Sweet Dew (Gan Lu) Green Tea
A sweet and low-astringency green tea with a toasted rice finish.
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A wonderful, sweet, and toasty Green Tea with very little bitterness. Sweet Dew has the honored disctinction of being one of China's 10 "Tribute Tea's" - or tea reserved exclusively for the Emporer of China. Yes, it's that good.
Taste For Yourself
Toasted Rice, lightly floral, and gets sweeter as you drink it.
A delicate yellow-green. Clear and light.
Best drunk alone. Pairs with chicken, fruits, pastries, sweets.
Gan Lu grows over 1000+ meters atop the snowy peaks of Mengding Mountain where commercial tea farming began almost 2,000 years ago. After our visit, we smuggled some prized Gan Lu back in to the states -- Read our blog post here on how we sourced this extremely limited batch.
Mengding Mountain, Sichuan Province.
Date of Harvest
Pre-Qing Ming, 2017.
Mid-March - April 5th.
Chinese Style Brewing (Recommended)
4g tea + 300ml water at 85°C (185°F) per steeping.
1st Steeping: 2 minutes.
2nd & 3rd Steeping: 30 seconds per steeping.
Notes: Notes: Steep in an uncovered container. Don't fully strain - leave some water to cover the leaves left in the brewing container to prevent oxidization between steepings.
We know that the world's most delicious, aromatic and prized tea comes from most remote authentic Terrior regions reaches of China. We also know that Chinese tea is confusing to English speakers, hard to source, and worst of all is often faked for profit.
Unlike French Wine Terroir regions which have strict Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) governmental requirements, China's Terroir region has no such certifications. Tea suppliers know - and often exploit this - by selling inferior teas which cost pennies in place of rare varietals that fetch hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Ouch.
What Makes Our Tea Special
When we need tea, we go to China and get it. Any tea we order is directly from farmers and producers we have a pre-existing relationship with... so we know it's the real-deal. When you brew from Cass Tea, you are getting the freshest leaf available, directly from legendary Chinese Terroir-specific tea gardens.
We only sell our teas online and direct to you. There's no huge mark ups to cover a physical location, or fancy packaging. Unlike the few other US terroir specific suppliers, we offer no minimum purchases and offer 1g samples so you can try the astounding breadth of authentic tea without investing in bulk buys. We are strongly passionate about real tea, and are overjoyed to share our brew with you.
Buying From Cass
With Cass, buying the world's best loose-leaf tea is simple: like tea should be. We hold no information secret, so you know exactly where we're sourcing from. Every tea we sell includes harvest date, terroir region & map, genuine photos, tasting notes, and brewing information. So rest easy and relax with our vibrant authentic teas. Whether you're a tea expert, or new to the garden, you'll be able to appreciate all of the warming and flavorful benefits of Tea - one sip at a time.
Origin-specific loose leaf teas - so fresh you can taste the mountains.
We will never compromise on freshness or quality, so if you're not 100% satisfied with your order let us know and we'll make it right.