Clouds and Mist is a fresh green from spring 2020, grown in Fujian. It is naturally cooling—-as in, it will help you to stay cool in hot weather. Clouds and Mist is grown at high elevation where you’ll find clouds and mist adorning the tea fields. But I like to think of it as a metaphor, that the tea spritzes you with mist and shades you with clouds, a respite from the hot sun. What I like about this Clouds and Mist tea is that in addition to being pleasantly grassy, it has some nuance, is very refreshing, and it doesn’t wilt under pressure. It is a little sweet, and a little nutty. It kind of “goldens” in the long steep. Rather than just getting greener and more bitter, something golden gets drawn out, that nutty sweetness. Bring a glass or bottle with you when you’re going outside on a hot day—or just overheating indoors for that matter. See if you notice it helping to keep you cool.
To prepare it, just take a small pinch and put it into a glass. (A glass made of glass is the ideal), then fill it with hot water. I’ve found the 195F water in my electric kettle to be perfect. You can do it a normal glass or in a glass to-go bottle.