:Buddha’s tea has all of the appealing, lush qualities of a fresh, delicate, sweet eastern China spring green tea. In the cup Buddha’s tea has that special delicious something year after year and we think that our 2016 batch of Buddha’s tea is one of the best in recent memory. This tea never disapppoints in sheer deliciousness. The leaf is large and bulky, so be sure to use enough to obtain the sweet taste!
Buddha’s tea has a high chlorophyll content that gives this tea a high degree of ‘umami’ ( the 5th element of taste). This means that the tea liquor has a buttery soft, mouth-filling, satisfying texture in the cup.
We love Fo Cha and drink it most mornings. The green teas from this part of Anhui Province are very special – they are delicious and lovely in appearance, clean and clear in flavor, and enticingly aromatic and sweet.
Tea from the Jiu Hua Shan is not very well known in the West – nor in China, either, for that matter. Jiu Hua Shan – the birthplace of Fo Cha tea – holds special memories for us. On our first tea buying trip to China we visited the Zhan Tian Buddhist Temple (we had a vegetarian meal there and tea with the head monk). Later, we had a midnight tour of the bustling Jiuhua Mao Feng Factory (yes, they work “around the clock” during prime harvest season).
Fo Cha is the local name for this tea. This mountain is a magical place of dense woods, waterfalls, bamboo forests, and green tea that is imbued with a refreshing sweetness from the special environment of this rarified place. Remote and densely forested, and filled with caves and and ancient temples, Jui Hua has always held an attraction for monks and other ascetics. The mountain has been named one of the four most important Buddhist mountains in China.
Tea has been made here for over 700 years. This needle-leaf variation of Fo Cha is a customer favorite for us year after year. The raw leaf material is comprised of two leaves and a bud – which makes it a perfect mao feng pluck. This is a beautiful tea- it is stylish in appearance, very well-made and distinctive. The leaves are very long and light, so be sure to use enough when steeping.
Fans of Anji Bai Cha green tea, listen up!
Our Jiu Hua Fo Cha tea is similar in appearance and flavor sweetness to Anji Bai Cha but at a lower. This year we feature both teas from the 2016 Yu Qian spring harvest, so you can taste for yourself! Give it a try which you prefer.
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