Daughter’s Ring – Nü Er Huan green tea
Excellent Yunnan green tea hand-crafted into small neat rings. Nuer huan has a very soft and refreshingly mellow taste with notes of grapefruit.
Why we like it?
This is a great tea to use during tea ceremonies. With its perfect shape and neutral flavor, it serves quite well to underline the aesthetic component of tea culture.
Roman’s personal score: 75/100
Miha’s personal score: 70/100
The scores above represent how the Daoli co-founders Miha and Roman feel about each particular tea. The ratings are given on 0 to 100 scale and are absolutely subjective. We simply translate into numbers our first impression about this tea.
General steeping suggestions
Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.
The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and should be discarded. Pour the hot water again. This time, steep it for longer periods. Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, about six grams of tea leaves can yield several middle-size cups of excellent tea.
Chinese people enjoy the original taste of tea, so they never use milk, sugar, or lemon.
Steeping suggestions for Nu Er Huan
Start with this, then experiment:
- one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
- water: ~ 80 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 175°F, 3-9oz)
- time: 30-60 seconds
- number of infusions: 2-5
- discard the first brew
Make sure to use very clean water with low mineral content to fully appreciate all the nuances of this elegant nuerhuan. Keep infusion time around half a minute for best performance.
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