High Mountain Premium 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 green leaves, clear bright green liquor, and Jade white sprout color. Thus it has three distinct features: green dry leaves, bright green liquor, and green wet leaves. 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. After the Tang dynasty, China gradually abandoned the steaming method in favor of pan-firing method. However, in making En Shi Yu Lu, the ancient process and tools still remain to this day. It is also the only Chinese tea that is high in selenium due to the rich soil of its terroir. It is floral, full bodied with sweet delicate mouth feel. Enshi Jade Dew was widely grown the varietal introduced from Fuding Bai Hao varietal that from Fujian province, but the local varietal Tu Cha remains highly thought after which is the varietal we only source each year.
Origin: Miao autonomous prefecture, Hubei province, China
Harvest time: Early April 2019
Varietal: Local varietal called Tu Cha
Caffeine level: Medium
This premium tea has a very clear liquor, a distinctive floral aroma, vegetal freshness, a hint of almond, and a unique mouth feel and taste.
180oF, 3 grams (1 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 min, 3 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.