|Description||Rating & Review||Brewing Guide||Recommendations|
|Excellent type of tea for pure Kuding tea lovers!|
|the quality of the tea is very good - leaves look very fresh... unfortunately the taste is very bitter, so I couldn´t drink this tea.|
|I am delighted with delicious tea, and with all the teas I ordered. I highly recommend TeaSpring for anyone who would like to purchase tea from mainland China.
The teas arrived in very lovely packaging, which were clearly marked by product in both English and Chinese---delightful!!!
I ordered two of many of the teas to give as a birthday gift to my brother who has been drinking Chinese tea for 30 years. He is very happy with the gifts.
|Very nice Ku Ding, can be a little frightening if overbrewed.
I´ve found brewing in a glass vessel with just off the boil water to be good all round.|
|I brewed this exactly according to TeaSpring’s recommendations and couldn’t believe how delicate it is. The first two brewings were at 70º C; the third, at 75º C for 1.5 minutes was slightly more robust. As is my habit with all tea, I’ll cover the spent leaves with water and refrigerate them in a covered glass overnight to drink chilled for breakfast.
I really expected this to be quite bitter, but it’s just not the case. The bitterness is quite subtle, which means that I can safely recommend this to my mother, who suffers from fibromyalgia. I don’t know whether or not it will be effective for pain relief, but the nice flavor will ensure that she’ll give it a shot. I intend to incorporate it into my own routine as well.|
|I use a little of the tea for a few minutes in boiled water to make the tea very light green. The tea will not be bitter but very refreshing and touches on the tongue lightly. I do not know if it healthy this way, but it is delicious.|
|a bitter tea, although once you put it in your mouth, sweetness will follow. I think a rather small amount of this tea is needed for a nice cup of tea, I put in to much the first time and it was too bitter to drink. A very good tea, and the green color of the tea is very beautiful.|
Yu Bo (7/14/2007)
|Great Tea. I liked it so much, I sent my mother some. Now I have to buy twice as much.|
|Fascinating healthful tea--bitter and sweet combined.|
|Lovely pale, almost clear color, astringent, cooling and drying in the mouth. I loved the mild bitterness that turned sweet on the tongue after a few seconds. The second steeping is mellower, and still delicious. The leaves are a gorgeous blue-green color when dry, and turn a bright, fresh spring green color in the water. I’m gonna keep this one around.|
|surprisingly bitter at the beginning ( but the sweet aftertaste comes at the good time ! )|
|"He who has not tasted the bitter does not understand the sweet"
This is without a doubt the most beautiful tea to watch as it unfolds in the water. The leaves change from dark green to bright green as they grow as if alive! (Try putting a single leaf in the water so that you can see this result.) A little bit of experimenting with the correct quantity of leaves and steeping time is required to get the taste as you like it. The taste can be mild-bitter or the opposite, it can be extremely potent! I enjoy this tea; it is something different, and famous for its medicinal and detoxification qualities. Also the leaves are of superior quality.
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