Organic Enshi Yu Lu Jade Dew Selenium-rich Green Tea
Enshi Yu Lu is produced in the Wuling mountainous area in the Tujia and Miao (the two ethnic groups) autonomous prefecture of Hubei province. Its named Yu Lu, literally jade dew in Chinese, to reflect its radiant and dark green leaves, clear bright green liquor, and Jade white sprout color. It is one of a few steamed Chinese green teas that employs the ancient steaming method in the process of making green tea. Steaming was the widely used method for making green tea during the Tang dynasty (about 800 AD) and was later adapted by the Japanese. However, in making En Shi Yu Lu, the ancient process and tools still remain to this day.
Enshi Jade Dew is the only Chinese tea that is high in selenium due to the rich soil of its terroir. This tea is first grade pre-ming, floral, full bodied and creamy, with sweet delicate mouth feel. This tea was harvest in March 2022 from the flavorful local varietal Tucha, that is less commonly grown but remains highly thought after which is the varietal we only source each year. A special great green tea you don't want to miss.
Origin: Enshi Miao autonomous prefecture, Hubei province, China
Harvest time: Early April 2023, pre-ming
Varietal: Local varietal Tu Cha
Caffeine level: Medium
This tea has a very clear and clean liquor, a distinctive floral aroma, vegetal freshness, a hint of almond, and a unique mouth feel and taste.
185oF, 4 grams (2 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, first steep 1 min, 3 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
To get the most enjoyment out of the tea, we recommend using a gaiwan or glass brewing vessel without an infuser. For the best tea tasting results, warm up the teaware first, then add the tea leaves, take in the aroma, then pour the hot water on the side wall of the teaware. Please see more specific step-by-step brewing instructions below:
1. Tea to water ratio: 4g to 200ml / 5oz water.
2. Water temperature: 180-185 F. Never, never use boiling water.
3. Water quality: Recommend to use spring water or filtered water. No tap water, purified or distilled water.
4. Brewing time: about 1-2 minutes. If you use a gaiwan or porcelain teapot, please don’t cover your tea with the lid.
5. Lastly, please don’t forget to smell the aroma before drinking your tea. Aroma is always the first part of your sensory tea experience.