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.
Origin Place – The Lushan Mountain
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.
Tea Tree Specie – Long Jing 43
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.
Brief Health Info
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.
History of Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea
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.
Q: How much tea (in grams) would you recommend to use for brewing in a tall glass? Maybe gram per oz would be helpful Posted on 7/21/16 by Aron
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.
Q: Lu Shan Yun Wu tea has a distinct aftertaste. Is there another tea that has a similar one? I have tried some other green teas but nothing really compares to Yun Wu. Posted on 3/11/16 by Thomas Stalnaker
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.
Q: Does this tea also have test results for EU certification? Thanks Posted on 5/1/15 by GaiusGracchus
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.
Q: how long before it is not so "fresh"? Posted on 7/28/14 by ivo reitmayer
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.
Q: Some time ago I bought Lu Shan Yun Wu from another store online. The leaves from that tea were a lot larger than these. Why does this Lu Shan Yun Wu tea have such smaller, more delicate leaves? Can you please explain the differences in Lu Shan Yun Wu teas that exist?
Thanks. Posted on 10/28/13 by Daniël v.k
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.