I was sucked in by the eloquent write-up, which made my mouth water at the descriptions of this tea being slightly sweet and tender, etc. But you know what, it actually tastes like what it says: bamboo. If you’d like to drink something that tastes like bamboo-soaked water, then this is it. I wasn’t able to finish my large packet of this though, because I don’t like drinking bamboo water. However the leaves are lovely to play with/look very pretty swirling around in a clear glass gaiwan, so points for visual effect.
Zhu Ye Qing
Absorbing the immortal mountain’s nimbus, gathering the amrita of clouds, through thousands of years, the teas of Emei Mountain are always favored by famous scholars for its pure and mellow, light and refined extraordinary meaning and interest. On April 20, 1964, Chen Yi, the Foreign Minister at that time, went to Emei Mountain to conduct the inspection, and full of his praise went toward the tea when he played chess and drank tea with the old monk Jue Kong in Wannian Temple, he asked, “What kind of tea is this?” The old monk answered, “That tea is the special product of Emei Mountain, without a name yet.”, and asked Marshal Chen Yi to name the tea. Marshal Chen Yi looked carefully into the tea in cup, the tea water was clear and leaves were green, full of life, so he said heart-felt, “It’s really like the tender bamboo leaf, we can just call it zhu ye qing” (literally Green Bamboo Leaf). Since then, the repute of Zhuyeqing has been spread far and wide, and a legendary and much-told story was added to the tea industry.
Located on the southwest periphery of the Sichuan Basin, Mt. Emei has derived its name from the scenery where two peaks stand facing each other resembling the delicate eyebrows of a Chinese classic beauty. It is also celebrated far and near for its fabulous scenic nature and the legendary Buddhist mountain. Mt. Emei is one of the four holy mountains of Buddhism in China. There are plenty of historical sites, and a lot of precious cultural relics on tbe mountain, each of which has its own outstanding characters. Mt. Emei is hence featured by “Kingdom of Plants”," Paradise of Animals"," Geological Museum". This great mountain was embodied as World Heritage of nature and culture by UNESCO in 1996.
Supreme Zhu Ye Qing is one of the best selections from Dragon Tea House, just have a look at this fresh emerald treasure, it is better than ever. Ours Zhu Ye Qing is special for its light golden-green liquor color and fragrant aroma. Its faintly-sweet and smoothness taste comforts your throat.