No. 136 - Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea
Jiangxi Province is not only renowned scenery in China, but also the significant originate of Lu Shan Yun Wu. Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea has tight and slightly curly shape in deep green color. This tea has mellow taste, thick fragrance. If you love to drink tea in big cup, and favor tea with long-lasting flavor, this Lu Shan Yun Wu would be a very good choice for you.
The tea leaves of Lu Shan Yun Wu are in curly and tight shape due to its process of rolling – tea leaves will be put in a round bamboo basket and rolled with hands into strip shapes. After rolling, the leaves will be then fry-dried, in the mean time continuously be shaped. When water in the leaves is decreased to about 20%, the tea workers will rub the tea leaves with hands gently. Thus the dry leaves could present obvious tips. This process is the key of forming the Yun Wu green tea’s appearance.
History of Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea
Lushan Mountains has a long history of planting tea trees. It can be traced back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420). It was recorded that the famous monk Hui Yuan, lived there for over thirty years, gathered other monks and Buddhist together, spread the Buddhism and planted tea trees on the mountain. Till Ming Dynasty, the name of Lu Shan Yun Wu firstly showed in the book Annals of Lushan. Counting from this period, Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea has been developed for over 300 years.
Origin Place – The Lushan Mountain
Owning beautiful landscapes and sceneries, Lushan Mountain started to be known by people for a poem by Li Bai: A View of the Lushan Waterfall. The mountain stands in the south of Jiujiang City in Jiangxi, facing towards the Changjiang River. It is a famous tourist resort in China. It is called as Yun Wu Green Tea because the tea is grown in the area of 800 meter high on the mountain where clouds and mists rise longer than 190 days in a year.
Lushan Mountain has temperate climate both in summer and winter. The average temperature here is 11.4, which produces a unique and advantaged environment for planting tea trees.
Tea Tree Specie – Long Jing 43
Long Jing 43 sprouts earlier than other tea species, usually in late March in Spring. Buds grows quickly and healthily in large numbers. New flushes are strong and short, with little pekoe. Leaf is in green color, has strong resistance of cold, which is suitable for making green tea and black tea. The spring buds contains 3.7% amino acid, 18.5% tea polyphenol, 12.1% EGCG and 4.0% caffeine. This specie is good material for making Que She, Long Jing and other famous high quality green teas.
Brief Health Info
Just like all green teas, our Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea has high levels of antioxidants that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging.
|Shelf Life||10 Years|
|Packed||United States of America|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount)||2.87 fl oz / 85 ml|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp)||176 F / 80 C|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount)||4 g|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Time)||20s, 40s, 60s|
|Western Method (Water Amount)||16.9 fl oz / 500 ml|
|Western Method (Water Temp)||176 F / 80 C|
|Western Method (Amount)||1-2 Tablespoons|
|Western Method (Time)||3-5 Mins (to taste)|