Zhu Ye Qing literally means "green bamboo leaf." This green tea variety has become one of the most popular green teas for many green tea lovers in the last few years. The tea was named by Marshal Chen Yi, a past Chinese Foreign Minister. He went to Emei Mountain to conduct an inspection and he praised the tea highly while drinking it during a chess game with an old monk in Wannian Temple. He asked: "What kind of tea is this?" The old monk answered: "That tea is the special product of Emei Mountain without a name yet” and the monk asked Marshal Chen Yi to name the tea. Marshal Chen Yi looked carefully into the tea in cup. The tea water was clear and leaves were green, full of life so he said with heart-felt emotion, “It’s really like the tender bamboo leaf, we can just call it zhu ye qing" (in phonetic Chinese "zhuyeqing"). Since then, this tea is slowly becoming famous in China not only for its legendary name but also its mellow, sweet taste. Our Zhu Ye Qing comes directly from the local Chinese farmer on Emei mountain. The tea has a wonderful sugarcane aroma and taste. It is totally different from the other famous green teas (e.g., Long Jing, Liu An Gua Pian, etc.) in aroma and taste. This tea is truly worthy of its reputation, and you are bound to enjoy it immensely.
Quantity: 25 grams
Tea origin: Local old bush on the Emei mountain
Source: Tea farmer on Emei mountain, Sichuan province
Harvest time: 2011 spring
Picking standard: One bud
Shape: Tight, fat.
Dried tea color: Jade green hue
Dry tea aroma: Fresh, clean floral and sweet aroma
Taste: Pleasing sugarcane taste, super fresh, thick, long-lasting sweetness and high floral aroma
Brewing vessel: We recommend a glass cup to view tea buds displaying their beauty in the cup
Brewing guidelines: Glass cup: 2-3 grams persession (based on personal taste). The first infusionshould be 85-90C degree or 185-194F for about 2-3 minutes. Then the second infusion should be about 3-4 minutes.
Brewing steps: First, warm up the glass cup and pour out the hot water. Second, put the dried tea in the warm cup and rotate it gently and smell the aroma.Then, pour 1/3 of of the heated water into the cup; rotate the teas in the water gently for 10 seconds and smell the aroma. Finally, pour the remaining 2/3 of the heatedwater into the cup for the first infusion.
Infusion numbers: at least 3 times