Jing Tea launches its first spring 2020 tea, Baojing Gold
London-based fine tea producer, Jing Tea, has launched its first single garden spring 2020 tea, Baojing Gold.
Baojing Gold is a floral, fresh and reviving single origin Chinese green tea, available exclusively from Jing Tea’s website.
Baojing Gold was picked in small quantities pre-Qingming* on 19 March 2020. Delicately crafted, Jing says its Baojing Gold captures the purest essence of the tenderest buds and leaves, with graceful umami and meadow-sweetness. It is a tea of long heritage, famed as a tea gifted to the emperor since the 16th century and reportedly derived from a single mother tree in Golden Village, Hunan, China.
Jing’s new hand-dried green tea is expertly crafted by tea master Mr Long in his garden using organic principles.
Selected from Ludong Mountain, sacred to the local Miao people, Jing’s Baojing Gold is named after its place of origin, Baojing County in Hunan province, and the gold leafed cultivar from which it is traditionally made. Baojing is famous for its gold or yellow leaved cultivar that imparts a high amino acid content, providing the umami character to the tea. The climate in Western Hunan is subtropical and tea is grown in hilly terrain.
Early spring teas are the first productions, sometimes known as “first flush” of the new season and are made from the delicate buds that the bushes produce after their winter dormancy. They are much anticipated and, in many origins, are considered the highest quality picking of the year. Jing reports that these prized teas symbolise new growth, renewal and regeneration – a hopeful message in unsettling times.
Jing’s tea experts normally travel throughout Asia to discover characterful single garden teas to offer the richest and most fulfilling tea drinking experience. The brand’s high quality, single garden teas are chosen by international 5* hotels including The Langham, The Berkeley, The Savoy, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental, as well as chefs and restaurants with over 110 Michelin stars between them.
Baojing Gold is sold exclusively on Jing Tea’s website as a single SKU 50g bag of loose leaf, priced at £44. Visit: jingtea.com/shop/baojing-gold.
* The premium early season first-picking falls before the Chinese festival Qingming on 5 April each year.