Ming Qian Lu Jian
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.