Wuyi Green (Wu Yi Qing Cha)
Harvest date 2016. Described as a "wild" tasting green tea, the descriptor is meant as a compliment to this bold varietal. A local green, it was grown on a small farm in the mountains of Fujian Province. Leaves are a rich deep green color, which are then pan-fired and shaped to a small curved leaf. The varietal and the leaf shape, processed to the prevailing style yields a wild and natural, fruity taste that will linger.
Why we selected this particular lot. Foremost, it is a delicious tea. Note, it is refreshingly strong for a spring tea. 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 another green tea taste profile into the U.S. market.
Tasting notes. It is full-bodied, some fruity notes, some herbal notes, with hints of astringency underneath its sweet notes. Cup color is clear & light green. This lot was harvested early in the spring and we find its fresh taste very 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.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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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!
Posted by Ai R. 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.
Excellent Daily Drinker
Posted by Katie Sommer 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.