Exactly 170 F, for 1 minute. Glass cup, metal basket infuser, covered. I found in this tea a sweet green aroma and a buttery artichoke flavor. Second steep was the sweetest. A cool tingle lingers on the tongue, requesting another sip. Quite delightful. I prefer it warm or hot, as the richness of scent and taste is muted in the cooled tea.
Lu Shan Clouds and Mist (Yun Wu)
A rare and unusual green tea, tiny moss like curls of a dark jade green color, most akin to the Bi Luo Chun. Buttery, complex, and fresh tasting, grown on the peaks of Lu Shan, a Taoist mountain known for its fantastic scenery. The blindingly foggy conditions of this mysterious mountain makes for a natural shade growing of the teas, where they grow mostly wild and harvested by the local mountaineers. Competing for sunlight constantly, the leaves produce a high concentration of chlorophyll and nutrients that results in a rich meal like taste.