Tun Xi Green Tea/ Tun Green
Tun green is green tea, specialty tea of China’s Anhui.Tun green is a famous Chinese roaste green tea, Tun Green Tea, also known as Tunlu tea - and sometimes referred to as Green Gold - belongs to the Top 10 Chinese green tea varieties. The finished product is a tightly rolled tea leaf with a kinked appearance that suggests an eyebrow, which distinctive feature has influenced the names of some of the sub-varieties of Tunlu tea, the main sub-varieties being (in English): Eyebrow, Precious Eyebrow, Tribute, Needle, First Rain, and Green Flake.
Quality characteristics of Tun green:
Shape: slender and even
Color: green bloom
Soup color: bright green
Aroma: fragrance and clean aroma
Taste: fresh and mellow
Tea leafs: green and evenly
The producing area of Tunxi tea includes four neighboring counties around Tunxi. Because teas from other counties were packed and shipped for export from here in the past, they are collectively called 'Tunxi Green Tea'. Surrounded by range upon range of mountains, Tun-xi,county is the first stop to Mt. Yellow, a scenery resort listed as The World Nature and Culture Heritage by UNESCO in 1990. Teas are planted on hillside from 300 to 2000 ft in elevation. Its fertile yellow earth, plenty of rainfall, and warm temperature provide favorable growing environment for tea.
Tun Green--- tea history
Tunlu Tea, is one of the Chinese highest grade green tea. It has a history of more than 1,200 written years. It has been prized as ‘green gold’ for centuries. Tunlu was first known to the world during the reign of Emperor Wanli (Ming Dynasty 1563 – 1620) With excellent flavor and taste among the same kinds of green tea, Tunxi Green Tea became worldwide known around 7th century and has been exported abroad in a large scale since the beginning of 16th century. Nowadays they are best sellers around the world.
Tun Green--- Production
The picking standard for Tunlv tea is one shoot with one, two, or three young leaves,resulting in different final grades. For the above montioned six varieties,each of them has at least five grades. Tunxi tea looks different in appearance by its varieties or grades while always with the similar mellowness.
Most of the Tunxi Green tea gardens are located near the bend of the confluence of rivers, where deep and rich soil has layers containing organic matters, and surrounded with deep valley and many clouds. Here, has better tea-leaves than other places. Besides, one of the highlights of the Tunxi green tea is that the tea has a special fragrance of some flowers, for the area of tea gardens is also the gardens of natural flowers. The time picking the tea-leaves is also the time of blooming of flowers.