Emei Zhu Ye Qing Green Tea
Emei Zhu Ye Qing Green Tea gives an infusion with a fresh vegetable taste similar to that of young bamboo combined with a dense body and a savory aftertaste.
Emei Zhu Ye Qing Green Tea is obtained by selecting only the apical bud and first leaf during the early spring season. This earlier-than-average harvest, combined with the fact that it comes from gardens high up on Mount Emei, gives the product a slightly curved, pointed shape very similar to that of young bamboo leaves.
The Chinese name Zhu Ye Qing translates as green bamboo leaf and was given to the tea because of the similarity between the two natural elements. It is also very similar in appearance to Yunnan Que She green tea but, although both come from the Sichuan region, they have quite different characteristics, especially in terms of taste.
Emei Zhu Ye Qing gives the palate a good feeling of freshness due to its vegetal flavour of fresh grass and some slightly citric notes. In addition to this initial slight appearance, the infusion has a fairly structured body, giving a savoury aftertaste and a taste of green wood that is somewhat reminiscent of young bamboo.
Place of origin
Mount Emei - Sichuan, China
This green tea has a very classic manufacturing process which, after an initial withering in the open air, involves cooking the leaves in large woks heated to temperatures of around 180°C to block enzymatic activity and prevent oxidation. After these stages the leaves receive their final shape and are left to rest so that they lose a little of the residual moisture inside.
We strongly recommend infusing this tea in the traditional Chinese method (gong fu cha) to enjoy these leaves to the fullest. Following this preparation you can use 5 grams of leaves (about 3 teaspoons) in a 100 ml gaiwan to obtain several infusions with different tastes. After a quick rinse of the leaves in water at 80°C you can proceed with a first infusion of 10 seconds and, after that, keeping the water at the same temperature, proceed with multiple infusions increasing each time the time of 5 seconds (10 - 15 - 20...).
This tea has a longevity of about 6 infusions.
For a classic preparation according to the western style we recommend 3 grams of leaves (about 2 teaspoons) in a 150 ml cup with water at 80°C for an infusion time of one and a half minutes.
The tea can be filtered for easier tasting and the infusion times given above are also purely indicative so you can adjust them to suit your personal taste.
We recommend storing in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
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