Gu Zhu Zi Sun (Purple Bamboo Shoot) Green Tea
Lu Yu, the famous tea master, was instrumental in promoting tea and tea culture during the Tang Dynasty (619-907AD). In addition to writing the first book about tea, he built the first Tribute Tea factory for the emperor in Gu Zhu Mountain in Zhejiang Province in 846 AD. It was his belief that Gu Zhu Zi Sun was the very best tea, and became a Tribute Tea for over a thousand years. Initially this tea was steamed into cakes and then ground into a powder to drink. It was not until 1368 AD that this tea was brewed using whole leaves.
Our Gu Zhu Zi Sun is made from only early spring buds and fresh leaves resulting in a fresh clean flavor and lingering sweet aftertaste. Take time to notice the tea leaves floating on the water similar to elegant Chinese orchids.
Location: Hu Zhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
Tea Bush: Ye Zi Sun Qun Ti Zhong (Wild Purple Bamboo Local Bush)
Tea Master: Pei Hong Feng
Harvest Time: early April
Picking Standard: 1 bud to 1 slightly opened leaves
Teaware: 12 oz. glass or porcelain pot
Amount: 1 ½ Tbs of tea leaves
Water: 185°F filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 2 minutes. The leaves are good for 5 infusions.