Early Spring Bamboo Tips Green Tea Zhu Ye Qing 竹叶青
Zhu Ye Qing has risen to be one of the most famous teas in modern Chinese tea culture due to its exceptional quality and unique taste. This tea is grown in the high elevations of the lavish green misty Emei Mountains of Sichuan province. It was carefully plucked by hand, only buds, and delicately hand-processed. The dry leaves are actually very slim and small with a unified appearance. This dedication to excellence is reflected in the cup, displaying a stunning visual when the wet leaves stand erect in a glass brewing vessel, like a bamboo forest in your cup. Only premium quality Zhu Ye Qing has the attribute of a "standing" wet leaf. It is simply a delight to just appreciate the leaves.
This tea is a rarity and delicacy that attracts tea connoisseurs around the world. It has a hint of nutty aroma, vegetal tastes of asparagus, apricot, and green bean, a good balance of buttery and grassy, full bodied, and very soothing and refreshing, like fresh air from the misty mountain filling your cup. It does not get bitter even if accidently brewed a a bit longer than desired.
Origin: Emei Mountain, Sichuan, China
Varietal: Sichuan local varietal called Tu Cha
Plucking standard: Buds only
Harvest Time: Mid-March 2022
Packaging: We use the highest quality resealable foil pouches on the market to completely block light and moisture, ensuring that the tea retains maximum freshness. Also the resealable pouch is not only convenient, but saves you from purchasing additional tea tins.
This tea has a hint of nutty aroma, vegetal tastes of asparagus, apricot, and green bean, a very good balance of buttery and grassy, full bodied, very soothing and refreshing.
185oF, 4g (1 tbsp) for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 minute, 3 steepings. 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: 3gram to 150ml/5oz water.
2. Water temperature: 180 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.