Wuyuan Ming Mei 2021 No.344
exciting green tea with delicate floral aftertaste
the high elevation and the original variety brings a nice depth
famous tea region since the Tang dynasty
Jiangxi province, China
Wuyuan is considered one of the most picturesque regions in China, its beautiful yellow-flowering rapeseed fields have inspired many painters and photographers. It is located between the Chinese provinces of Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Anhui and is considered the “golden triangle of green tea”. The surrounding mountains, misty, humid climate and rich soil together create the ideal environment for growing high-quality tea. During the Song Dynasty, Wuyuan green tea was called a “tea masterpiece,” and during the Ming and Qing dynasties, Wuyuan tea was presented as a gift in honor of the emperors. After 1949, however, it lagged behind the competition for even more famous teas. Since we always love the personal attachment to a tea, our producer, this tea is also very dear to us.
The tea was picked at 800-900 meters high, a few days after the Qingming Festival, from April 9 to 12. The reason for the delay is that spring is very cold in the mountains in this region so they can only harvest later than other regions.
Steamed scent: clover, bread crust
Flavors, effects: edamame, steamed green beans, kohlrabi, a little smoke that reminds us of the Ceylon Artisan Green 2020. It has delicate chi that refreshes and soothes.
An interesting experiment in making green teas is brewing without a lid. We have found many times in China that fresh spring greens are made in gaiwan but without a lid, so they get more fresh flavors. The lid is placed on the tea only for a short time of pouring.
Quantity: 5-6 gram per 150ml.
Water temperature: 75-80ºC. From fresh, cold spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 10-15…seconds