Lu Shan Clouds & Mist
Lu Shan is from Jiangxi Province, which along with Anhui and Zhejiang create the Golden Triangle of eastern China green tea production. The name Clouds & Mist refers to the lush, verdant growing conditions of this environment. Lu Shan is blessed with ample water ( from the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang ) that, coupled with the climate conditions creates vast blankets of soft, nurturing ‘clouds and mist’ which keeps the tea bushes well hydrated. This results in sweet, tender buds and leaves that are filled with abundant plant nutrient and sweet flavor. Because of the natural beauty of the mountain, Lu Shan is a high level resort area. When we visited Lu Shan, we discovered that this tradition gained speed when both Chiang Kai-chiek and Mao Zhedong built summer cottages on the mountain. During the Tang dynasty ( 618-907 ) the sage and Father of Tea, Lu Yu, wrote of the delicious nature of Lu Shan Clouds & Mist tea. Today, this tea is continues to enjoy over 2,000 years of production history. Forty percent of the tea comes from village tea farms and leaf that is deemed not good enough to be Lu Shan Clouds & Mist becomes other local green teas.
Steep 2-3 infusions at 2 minutes each.
Water temperature should be 170° – 180° F