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Wuyi Green (Wu Yi Qing Cha)


Pre-Qing Ming harvest, April 2018.  Described as a "wild" tasting green tea, the descriptor is meant as a compliment to this unusual and bold flavored varietal.  A local green, it was grown on a small farm in the mountains of Fujian Province.  Leaves are a rich deep green color after pan firing and shaped to a small curved leaf.  The varietal, processed in this traditional style, yields a natural fruity taste that will linger.  Taste is fresh and clean.  Lot #1.

Why we selected this particular lot.   Foremost, it is a delicious tea.  Note, it is refreshingly strong for a spring green tea.  Harvested early in the season, its leaves are rich with minerals and flavors as they emerge from the cold weather in the mountains. If you are looking for a green with character this tea should be a candidate.  The processing of this leaf took skill and we felt it brings a little known green tea taste profile to the U.S. market.

Tasting notes.  It is a full-bodied green, offering some fruity flavor as well as herbal notes, with hints of astringency underneath its sweet taste.  Cup color is clear & light green. This lot was harvested early in the spring and we find its fresh taste enlivening and refreshing!

Brewing suggestions.  A tablespoon of leaf or 3 grams is our recommendation for up to 12 ounces of water.  Water temperature is best at about 185-195 degrees F.  Steep briefly for 2 minutes and taste.  It can steep longer just watch for astringency.  It will steep multiple times.


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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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Green teas like Wuyi are strong in flavor and body. Best to keep your steep times between 2-3 minutes. 
These leaves will steep multiple times.  Good everyday tea value!

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  1. Really Delicious 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jun 2016

    I'm considering making this my daily green tea, it's smooth and doesn't taste overly grassy thus no unpleasant after taste. I think it would make a great first time tea or as a gift.

  2. Excellent Daily Drinker 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2015

    I have been trying to find a tea like this! This is an affordable and delicious green tea, light enough to have as a morning cup and very flavorful. I steeped for about 1 minute the first brew and 2 on the second brew and both resulted in delicious cups. I believe that the leaves could easily withstand a third brew as well, but have not yet tried.

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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