| 50g makes up to 32 cups* | 18¢ per cup |
Meaning "flourishing spring," hyson tea has enjoyed great popularity throughout history, and was a staple beverage in the American colonies. It was one of three types of tea tossed into Boston harbor during the Boston Tea Party, and was so prized that the tea tax for hyson was actually higher than other teas.
Hyson teas are divided into two main categories: hyson and young hyson. Hyson tea is made from older leaves further down the plant, and tends to be of lesser quality. Young hyson, as the name suggests, is made from younger leaves and is superior in taste and quality.
What we're doing:
- 1 heaping teaspoon (about 3 grams) of Young Hyson per 6-8 oz serving
- Heat fresh water to 170º-175ºF
- Steep 2-3 minutes
- Multiple infusions
What we're tasting:
- Mineral – Iron
- Vegetal – Braised collard greens, straw
- Earthy – Sweet earth
*includes multiple infusions