Dian Lu Wenshan Mao Feng

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An excellent fresh green Chinese tea from the range of the celebrated Yunnan tea province. In the cup the sparkling light green infusion offers unique pleasures of taste and scent, unlike those of any other tea. The Chinese drink this tea out of glass jars, and the Dobrá Tea-Room faithfully reproduces this rather undignified habit under the title, “Memories of the Tea King”, but the tea’s quality remains unaffected. The virtually endless succession of re-infusions that this tea will bear without complaint or injury, even as the water cools down, just proves the sovereignty of the green Chinese teas from the mountains of Yunnan. A highly cultivated appearance, the tips with their silvery down rolled firmly lengthwise. A richly grassy scent, an infusion pellucid to lightly green, and a health-giving taste with lightly intoxicating effects.

$6.00 per oz.

Preparation

Take an original Chinese “preserving jar“ or a clean jar that once contained peaches, apricots or cherries, and put in as much tea as you can pick up with three fingers (5-7g) (1 tea scoop). Pour on water heated to about 70°C (155-160 F). Put the lid on the jar and immediately serve the tea with a thermos of “kaishuei” which means hot water at the same temperature as the tea. If expressly desired, making the tea in a porcelain pot of CHINA type or a Gai Wan service can be tolerated, but with this type of tea we try to give precedence to traditional, typical Chinese styles of serving! 🙂

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