LuShan YunWu Tea (庐山云雾茶)
Lushan Yun Wu tea(庐山云雾茶);
Mount Lu Cloud and Mist
|Origin||Lu Shan mountain, Jiang Xi province, China|
|Shape||fat, pekoe revealed|
|Aroma||fresh and brisk lasting|
|Taste||mellow and thick, fresh and brisk|
|Tea leaf||green and even|
Lushan Yun Wu tea produced in Lushan of Jiangxi, also called “Wen Lin tea”. Tea area is humid climate, fertile soil, abundant rainfall, is very suitable for tea growing.
Lushan Mountain, known as "The most beautiful scenery in the world", is located in Jiujiang City of Jiangxi Province. 1,543 meters above the sea level, the mountain towers over the southern bank of the Yangtze River, casting its shadows upon the Poyang Lake.
Lushan Mountain bristles with lofty peaks in an infinite variety of forms. The ever-changing mist blankets the peaks all the year round, sometimes veiling the peak, sometimes pouring from the summit. The breathtaking scenery and the "Waterfall Clouds" make the mountain more mysterious and give the tea of the region the name of Cloud and Mist (Yunwu).
Lushan Yun Wu tea is one of the China’s top ten teas.The tea growing industry in Lushan Mountain can be traced back to the Jin Dynasty. In the Tang Dynasty, scholars and poets gathered in Lushan Mountain, thus facilitating tea growing there. It is said that the famous poet Bai Juyi once built a cottage and planted tea trees and herbs in the mountain. During the Song dynasty, it became the "tribute tea". Lushan Yunwu tea is characterized by fresh tender leaves, a delicate jade green color and luster, lingering fragrance, and refreshingly sweet flavor.
Qingming Festival清明节 is the high time for picking tea leaves. The most precious Lushan Yunwu tea is "Mingqian Tea" 明前茶which is made of tea leaves picked prior to the Qing Ming Festival when spring just comes back and the shoots are extremely young and tender. The Tea-picking Folk Rhyme recorded in Lushan Annals describes how "Mingqian Tea" is made, "The picking is days later than usual. In April when the cold wind is blowing, the tea buds in the mountain are spreading their fragrance…" The buds collected need to be processed on the same day and go through steps including water removing, shaking, rolling, shaping and baking. For every one kilo of tea, more than one hundred thousand fresh tea buds are needed.
Processed Lushan Yunwu tea boasts of emerald "one bud one leaf" tea leaves, long-lasting taste and rich nutritional content, such as tea polyphenol and other extracts.
Lu Shan Yun Wu tea is featured by delicate jade green color and luster, unveiled silver pekoe, lingering fragrance, freshingly sweet savor, as well as long-lasting aftertaste. The leaves contain a high concentration of chlorophyll and nutrients. Its content of alkaloid and Vitamin C is higher than that of common green tea.
LuShan YuWu Tea Plantation, in Lushan City, Jiangxi Province
With its excellent quality, Lushan Yunwu tea has become popular in China and other countries .As tourism booms in Lushan Mountain, the demand for its tea also flourishes. Whoever comes to Lushan
Mountain also wants to buy tea as gifts for friends and relatives.
In 1959 when Zhu De (a founder of PRC) tasted the tea in Lushan Mountain, he even wrote a poem praising the strong flavor and life-prolonging benefits of the tea, "The flavor of Lushan Mountain Cloud and Mist tea is dense and intense. It is a macrobiotic and healthy way to drinking the tea evermore."