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zhuyeqing

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “Appearance: Beautifully shaped light green buds with very few young leaves. Dry Leaf aroma: slightly medicinal, hint of bourbon, fresh. 4 grams of tea, 4oz water at 180 F, brewed in a...” Read full tasting note
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Sichuan province has a long history of tea production and two of Sichuan’s mountains (Meng Ding Shan and E Mei Shan) are known to produce some of the best green tea. Zhu Ye Qing originated on E Mei Shan, at a temple called Wang Nian Si. In 1964, a visiting general named Chen Yi was served some of this tea. He enjoyed it so much that he asked the name of the tea. The monks told him it had not been named yet, and asked him to name the tea. He looked at the bright green tea leaves floating straight up in the water and thought they looked like fresh bamboo leaves. He named the tea Zhu Ye Qing (Green Bamboo).

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Appearance: Beautifully shaped light green buds with very few young leaves.

Dry Leaf aroma: slightly medicinal, hint of bourbon, fresh.

4 grams of tea, 4oz water at 180 F, brewed in a gaiwan.
1st steep: 2.5 mins, 2nd steep: 3 mins, 3rd steep: 3.5 mins

First steep:
deep orange liquor. Pervasive medicinal aroma, very herbaceous and plant-y with a dry finish. Not much sweetness. A bit of a toasted note. The astringency is reminiscent of Amaro or some other type of herb liqueur. A little hint of smoke on the end too. I think this would be interesting for people who like less sweet more potent tea.

Second steep:
Much lighter liquor. The vegetal notes are more pronounced. Dominate note is cooked artichoke…or maybe asparagus…no, its artichoke. kind of reminds me of chrysanthemum tea…

Third steep:
Very light liquor and subdued taste. Still a pervasive medicinal/herb aroma. Not a great third steep.

If you are a whisky, bourbon, or spirits drinker, try this tea. Has a lot in common (dry, vegetal, a bit smoky) with dryer alcohol. Fun to drink, and I happen to like dry teas, but avoid if you are looking for something sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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