This Harendong Lilitan ‘Twisted’ Green tea comes from the fully organic Harendong Green Tea Farm located in Banten Province, Java, Indonesia. The name Lilitan derives from Indonesian and means ‘twist’ or ‘coil’, which refers to the shape of the leaves. It has been grown and hand processed with utmost care, creating a very special and unique tea.
The farm was established in 2005 in Halimun mountains next to Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park. The plants grown here were originally imported from Taiwan, so teas produced on this estate have certain similarities to Taiwanese ones. The organic nature of Harendong Lilitan Green tea combined with the fact that it is grown on mountains next to a national park results in a very pure drink with a ‘clean’ taste.
The dry leaves of this Harendong Lilitan Green tea are rather long and twisted, dark green in colour and have a light floral and vanilla aroma. When brewed, it produces a bright green-yellow liquor with a lightly floral scent. Its taste is slightly sweet, balanced and very fresh, with a distinctive ‘clean’ taste to it with not much grassiness or astringency.
We suggest brewing at 80°C for 1-2 minutes according to your taste. It can be brewed 3 or more times depending on your taste preferences.
This Harendong Lilitan ‘Twisted’ Green tea was first featured in our April 2016 Curious Tea Subscription Boxes.