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The fresh tea leaves of Lu Shan Yun Wu are picked under strict requirement of one bud with one leaf or one bud with two leaves. After processed, the leaves will shape into tight, curly and strong strips. The liquid presents bright and green color while showing brisk fragrance. The scent of roasted chestnut lasts long. This Lu Shan Yun Wu is better to be brewed with big glass. It will has brisk and refreshing flavor and sweet taste. After several steeps, you will see the tea leaves tenderly stretched and showing its soft and light yellow appearance.
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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.
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.
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.
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. Also containing vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, TeaVivre's TaiPing HouKui also promotes healthy teeth and bones.
For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
Lushan Mountains has s 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.
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The dry leaves have a polished finish that reminded me of Chun Mei, so I was expecting a slightly bitter, astringent green, but I was most pleasantly surprised! The taste is strong and pleasingly sweet with not a hint of bitterness. This could easily become a favourite green tea.
Wonderful green tea. Light and nutty. Smooth finish without any unexpected grassy or fruity flavor.
I'll preface this by saying I'm usually not big on green tea..but I'm a fan of this one. I received it as part of the green tea sampler giveaway in the early spring of 2016 (thanks Teavivre!) At first I described the taste of this tea as a bit roasty, but when I read Teavivre's description of chestnuts I think that is a more accurate descriptor. I tend to like teas that have that "nutty" quality to them. It's got some strength but it isn't bitter. I did my best to avoid burning the leaves so I can't comment on how it performs when boiling water is applied, but at 80-90C it's quite tasty and I would recommend it to people who like a strong nutty green tea.
The 2013 and 2014 harvests of this tea were outstanding. It was mindblowingly good. However, the past two years have been disappointing for us -- we were not able to drink the tea we ordered, actually. Not sure if the producer has changed, but the tea does not taste like the usual wonderful Lu Shan Yun Wu we had in the past.
I received this tea after winning a giveaway, thank you Teavivre! This tea is very rich and nutty tasting. Very full bodied and savory for a green tea with the main flavors being salted nuts and a soybean vegetal green flavor. The aftertaste of nuts lingers deliciously. Satisfying and savory!
Spring 2016 harvest. Dry leaf has the scent of sweet and salty roasted green peas which carries over into the wet leaf and brewed tea. Leaf is moss green and fluffy. Brewed tea is yellow and tastes salty, vegetal and slightly nutty. Very tasty and flavorful.
outstanding tea, a real surprise for me. I received a sample of this tea and since then it has become my favourite tea. Better for me than the more famous Long Jing teas. Sweet, flavorful taste, I simply love it!
Small, wiry, dark green leaves. Primarily vegetal with spinach and green bean notes, but also nutty and roasty with a peach-like fruit sweetness. Not my favorite green tea from Teavivre, but nice nonetheless. I think this would be a good tea to drink with a meal.
A very strong and forward-facing tea. It has nothing to hide, not even its aroma. The moment you open the bag, you will know this is good tea. With strong notes of chestnut and thick, buttery overtones of deep-steamed dark-green vegetables, this particular Yun Wu is very robust, and is perfect for people who want full-flavor green tea without soft, subtle notes.
Thank you, Angel, for the sample! Taken grandpa-style in a glass. This tea fits the tone of mid/late-spring. I like the appearance of the dry leaf: short, dark green curls. The aroma of the dry leaf is buttery and savory, like a deeply steamed sencha. Of the wet leaf and the liquor, there are sweet notes of sugar snap peas and beans. The liquor is clear, pale green with a creamy texture. Flavorful, tastes briskly fresh, has sweetly vegetal notes, notably beany. Heavy feeling for a green tea. This is the first time I've had a Lu Shan Yun Wu and it's a good first experience. The heavy/buttery quality in green teas isn't to my liking, but it's not repulsive. This definitely is of good quality, one that can be enjoyed every day.
Reply: Thanks for your question. I'm not sure the size of your tall glass. But here is a brewing way you could refer to: Tea cup:8.5oz/250ml 185℉ / 85℃ 3g tea Brewing time: 3-5mins You can appropriately adjust the porportion of tea and water according to your glass. Hope it helps.
Reply: Hi Thomas, Thank you for your question. You can try the Xin Yang Mao Jian and Huang Shan Mao Feng. Hope you can enjoy them. However, every tea has its own features. Can't be the same. Hope this is helpful to your concern.
Reply: Dear GaiusGracchus, Thank you very much for writing to us. Sorry that this tea does not have EU certification. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Wish you a good day.
Reply: If you sealed your tea very tightly and then put it in refrigerator, it can be so fresh for one year or even more longer.
Reply: Our Lu Shan Yun Wu tea has small leaf because the fresh leaf for making this tea is very tender, so it contains more nutrition like polyphenol and amino acid, and will taste better. The yunwu tea with large leaf you bought before may probably be made of leaves of lower grade, which doesn't have enough nutrition.
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