Lu Shan Yun Wu is another China green tea which I would be hard pressed to identify in a blind line-up. I have a couple more servings in this 1 ounce envelope from Tealux, so I decide to brew up a two-glass tetsubin as my mid-day green.
The liquor is very pale greenish gold veering peach with tiny white filaments floating about in an almost plankton-like fashion. Not that this tastes like fish—no, not at all! The flavor is very subtle. Slightly sweet, but not exactly fruity and also not really sugary. Let’s just say that it’s not vegetal in the least.
I imagine that this is considered an imperial tea because of its extreme subtlety, along the lines of Silver Needle. In fact, this is probably the green tea for people who don’t really like green tea!