Young Hyson Green
Of Boston Tea Party fame- a green tea made from young leaves (picked in spring)
Thinly rolled to have a long, twisted appearance that unfurls when brewed.
Full-bodied, plum and spring-like tones.
Believed to have been named after English tea merchant, Philip Hyson; Hyson teas were highly prized by colonial Americans and tax on Hyson was higher than for other teas.
70 chests of Hyson were destroyed in the Boston Tea party. (A chest held roughly 270 pounds of tea)!