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Ming Qian Lu Jian

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “Another one of my recently acquired teas from Red Blossom and I have mixed feelings about this. Following Red Blossom's instructions to brew this for a minute yielded a cup of something that...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Blossom Tea Company

From Fuding County, Fujian, our Lu Jian is comprised entirely of hand-gathered unopened tea buds. Its Chinese name, Lu Jian, meaning “Green Sword”, refers to the blade-like shape and brilliant emerald color of these individual leaf buds.

After harvest, Lu Jian buds are left to rest on bamboo mats for three hours. They are then flash steamed, a step that sets the bright green color and fresh flavor of the leaf, and then dried using a unique process that removes the downy undercoating of the buds.

The resulting tea has a bright green aroma and a sweet, dewlike flavor with a hint of bamboo.

Water Temperature: 175°, or when very small bubbles appear on the water’s edge.

Brewing Instructions: Use 1 tablespoon (double for a medium sized pot). Rinse tea for 1 second. Discard rinse water. Steep for 1 minute. May be infused multiple times.

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Another one of my recently acquired teas from Red Blossom and I have mixed feelings about this.

Following Red Blossom’s instructions to brew this for a minute yielded a cup of something that didn’t taste much different than hot water. There was a whisper of flavor but… that was about it. The next steep was for two minutes and this cup was a little more flavorful. The tea is delicate and sweet and tastes kind of like a weak dragonwell or pi lo chun. I’m not sure what bamboo tastes like but I don’t think I’m getting that flavor from this tea despite Red Blossom’s claims.

It’s a nice tea but nothing special. Maybe it’s just not my taste or maybe my palette isn’t sensitive enough to pick up the subtleties of this particular chinese green. I like my teas flavorful and complex. This is simple and subtle. It’s a tea I could gulp down not one I can savor. I much prefer dragonwell and pi lo chun over this.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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