Its name means 'sweet dew' in Mandarin, but this Ganlu's profile runs distinctly toward the savoury. A classic Sichuanese green tea produced near Changdu, the young buds are rolled into tight curls, preserving their white down, which even dried give off an intense fragrance. The fruity umami of ripe tomato expresses itself in the cup, accompanied by the particular nuttiness of pistachio. A gentle brewing even lets the mouthfeel approach a creamy texture, while the flavour remains in the domain of toasted nori. With such intense flavours dissolved in a mild infusion, it could easily become your next green tea addiction.