Organic Chun Ya (Spring Bud) Green Tea

Refreshing, sweet aftertaste and rich aroma

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Organic Chun Ya (Spring Bud) Green Tea

Refreshing, sweet aftertaste and rich aroma

88% of 100

Mt. Tiangong (天宫山), Juexi Town, Yibin City, Sichuan Province, China

Harvest Time:

March 15, 2018

Plucking Standard:

One bud with one or two leaves

Dry leaf:

Tightly curled tea leaves, blackish green color with white hairs


A delicious mixed aroma of bean and flower


Bright yellowish green


Refreshing and sweet taste; thick texture and long-lasting bean aroma

Tea Bush:

Ming Xuan 131 Tea

Tea Garden:

Mt. Tiangong Organic Tea Garden (about 900m to 1350m above sea level)


Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)


Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

18 Months

Angel's Comment:

It is sweet and can be resteeped, which is a strongly recommended daily green tea.


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Ming Qian Tea refers to the tea leaves picked before Qing Ming Day (April 4). The Ming Qian Tea has rich texture and better freshness with a chill from the early spring, slight cold and elegant, but it absolutely has amazing ability, surging aroma, sweeter, mellower and smoother taste.


TeaVivre’s this tea picked before Qing Ming Day is from Yibin which has the title of “the hometown of early tea”. Because of its unique geographical and environmental advantages, the Yibin tea becomes one of the earliest batches of spring tea compared with other Chinese regions of the same latitude (27°-28° N), and is more than 20 to 30 days earlier than Zhejiang, Anhui or other main tea producing areas.


Once we open the package, the fragrance of dry tea fills our nostrils. When the tea liquor enters in our mouth, we can feel the soft and fragrant. While keeping the tea in our mouth, we can feel the mixing between the liquor and fragrance. After we swallow it, it slowly becomes sweetish and mouth-watering afterwards. Because it grows in high altitude areas, the taste is rich and we can steep it multiple times.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
185℉ / 85℃ 185℉ / 85℃
3g Tea 4g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 6 steeps: rinse, 15s, 20s, 25s, 50s, 75s, 100s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Mt. Tiangong Organic Tea Garden is located in the town of Juexi, Yibin City. The average height of this tea garden is about 900-1350 meters, which is nearly 100 kilometers from the city. Its forest cover area is over 80%, and its soil has abundant organic matters. The clouds and mist drift through the mountains all the year round; temperature and humidity are suitable, which also provide natural conditions for the growth of tea plants and the formation of inclusions. In addition, the Tiangong Mountain Organic Tea Garden has been awarded the international and domestic organic certificates for 11 consecutive years and is also the largest mountain tea base in Sichuan.

Busy picking season of Mt. Tiangong Organic Tea Garden
Photograph by TeaVivre Member Chris


Tian Gong Shan Tea Garden


Tian Gong Shan Tea Garden


Yibin City is located at the intersection of Jinsha River, Minjiang River and Yangtse River. Since ancient times, it is the transportation hub between the southwest and the mainland, and is also an important port for Sichuan tea to Jiangnan region. Yibin has humid climate, abundant rainfall and fertile soil, which are very suitable for the growth of tea trees. In 1950s, thousands of wild tea plants were discovered in Tiangong Mountain Organic Tea Garden and other areas. Identified by Sichuan Tea Institute, those wild tea trees are as old as Yunnan wild tea trees. Therefore, it is also confirmed that Yibin is one of the hometown of tea.

Map of Yibin

Tea Bush

Ming Xuan 131 Tea, also called Mingshan Baihao 131, is the second national improved tea variety bred by Sichuan Tea Industry Bureau. Its features are drought resistance, freezing resistance and strong adaptability. The green tea made from this tea bush has compact shape, green color with white hairs, refreshing taste and pure aroma.

Chun Ya Tea Bush


Yibin City, located in the mid-south part of Sichuan Province, has the title of "the First City on the Great Yangtze River ". The history of tea production in Yibin can be traced back to more than 3000 years ago. It is not only one of the main tea production areas in Sichuan, but also the hometown of early tea in China.

According to historical records, during prosperous Tang and Song dynasties, for its special geographical location, the "Tea-Horse Trade" was particularly prosperous. The tea industries in Yibin were developed and the tea could be used to exchange for horse, salt and other daily necessities, which formed a special “Horse Trade Market” or “Tea-Horse Trade Market”. The varieties of tea were gradually increased, such as Junlian's yellow buds tea and other Yibin teas enjoyed a high reputation in the market. Among those teas, the Long Ya from Tiangong Mountain became the tribute tea for its high-quality. As an important post station in “Tea-Horse Road”, Yibin tea also conquered many tea friends with its unique charm.

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