2017 Lu Shan Yun Wu green tea

Lu Shan Yun Wu (Clouds & Mist)

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Green Tea

 

Lu Shan Yun Wu (Clouds & Mist)

 

Appearance: slender, needle-shape, slightly twisted leaf
Flavor: deep, rich, abundant sweetness
Aroma: pure, fresh, vegetal aroma of early spring plants
Liquor: clear amber-colored  liquor tending towards a light moss green color

 

Jiangxi Province, China

2017 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Spring Harvesting Season
(mid-March until April 5th)

 

China Spring Green Tea:

 

Chinese spring green teas are categorized by four seasonal designations indicating which time in the spring the tea was picked and manufactured. The earlier the tea is plucked the smaller the yield of that tea will be and the more expensive the tea will be. The earliest plucked teas are the most desirable for sweetness and delicacy, and the fever for these teas is high in China as well as in the West. Chinese spring green teas are only plucked once a year in their designated harvesting seasons.

 

 – The EARLY SPRING PLUCKED TEAS (2 subcategories):

 

Pre-Qing Ming:
1st Spring Harvesting Season from end of March to before April 5th.

 

Pre-Qing Ming teas are the first teas plucked each new spring season. Depending on the location and altitude in each tea-producing region, leaf plucking can begin as early as the middle week of March and continue until April 5th.

 

Pre-Qing Ming teas command the highest prices because the demand for these teas outpaces the supply each spring. This is especially true for Famous Teas such as Gan Lu, Long Ding, Longjing, Lu Shan, Tai Ping Hou Kui, and Zhu Ye Qing.

 

Yu Qian /Before the Rain:
2nd Spring Harvesting Season from April 5th until April 20th

 

– The LATE SPRING PLUCKED TEAS (2 subcategories):

 

Gu Yu tea:
3rd Spring Harvesting Season from April 21st until May 6th

 

Li Xia tea:
4th Spring Harvesting Season from May 7th until May 21st

Use 1 Tablespoon (2-3 grams) per 6 oz water
Steep 2-3 infusions at 2 minutes each
Water temperature should be 170˚F-180˚F

Welcome delicious Lu Shan.

Lu Shan Yun Wu is from the ‘Golden Triangle’ region of eastern China where some of the finest Chinese green teas have been plucked and processed by hand for centuries: Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang Provinces. These vast tea growing areas provide most of China’s famous green teas, and share heavily-forested, lush terrain in their tea mountains.

The term ‘clouds & mist’ refers to blankets of nourishing mists that develop in the forests and valleys each day and provide a lush, moist environment for the forest, birds and tea gardens. Lu Shan is blessed with ample water from the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang. Rich hydration results in sweet, tender buds and leaves that are filled with abundant plant nutrient and sweetness. The deep green color of Lu Shan suggests this rich, unspoiled environment. The long, thin leaves speak to hand-processing skills that are second to none. This is an extremely well-made tea.

Lu Shan tea has a stunning aroma – it is full of vibrancy and spring life. If one has never tried a Chinese spring green tea before, this would be our recommendation of where to start. You will be a convert for life if you follow its traditional steeping instructions.

During the Tang dynasty ( 618-907 ) the tea sage Lu Yu wrote of the delicious nature of Lu Shan tea. Today, because of the natural beauty of Lu Shan, a part of the mountain has become a high-level resort area. Both Chiang Kai-chiek and Mao Zhedong had summer cottages here, far away from the demands of life.

Lu Shan tea has been cultivated for nearly 1500 years and there are very exacting quality control regulations in place for tea farmers. We were told that nearly 40% of the fresh leaf grown in the area is deemed to be not good enough to become Lu Shan Yun Wu. Instead, this leaf is used to make other local types of green tea.

Note:

Pre-Qing Ming teas are the first teas plucked each new spring season. Depending on the location and altitude in each tea producing region, leaf plucking can begin as early as the middle week of March and continue until April 5th ( Qing Ming). Pre-Qing Ming teas command the highest prices because the demand for these teas outpaces the supply each year.

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