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"Jade Dragon" Yu Long Green Tea

$25.00

On the high mountain peaks of Yunnan is where you can find our good friend Lao Cha and his pristine tea gardens. There, covered in mist and fog, he experiments with a new tea variety — Jade Dragon Green Tea. Processed like green tea but possessing some of the rich creaminess of a Milk Oolong, it soon becomes the favorite tea of the neighboring villages. 

 

Our Yu Long Green Tea is made from the Jin Xuan cultivar. These are tea bushes responsible for the rich, creamy, and milky taste of Milk Oolong Tea.
Mr. Young and Mr. Zhang, partners in tea farming, have been experimenting with Taiwanese tea cultivars to create unique varieties back in their home of Pu-erh, Yunnan.

Jade Dragon is like no other – green tea with some creaminess that resembles Taiwanese Milk Oolong, yet more crisp and refreshing. In making this unique green tea, Mr. Young and Mr. Zhang applied the shaking technique – one of the crucial steps in producing oolong tea. This step helps to increase the fragrance and bring out more taste. The tea undergoes wood firing, which gives it a mild and pleasant smokiness.
This green tea leaves a delightful sweet aftertaste on the palate, with roasted nuts and tropical fruit notes. A sublime green tea to enjoy during an afternoon tea session!

 The Yu Long Green Tea has loosely twisted dry leaves, which are thick and solid. The color varies between dark jade and khaki, with occasional brownish hues. A high, intensive aroma mixes notes of chestnut, ripe fruits and smoke. A potent taste gradually opens up in sweet and creamy nuances. The ongoing brews will slowly uncover hints of tropical fruits and nuts roasted over an open fire.

Dahei mountain rises at more than 2600 meters above sea level in Yunnan province, near the border with Burma. It is blessed with abundant rainfall and green peaks. Many consider this ancient forest being the best preserved in the border area. The entire region enjoys a wild and pristine landscape. The dense forest is a unique biodiversity mix between broad-leaved species and ancient tea trees. Here, people discovered the largest tea tree ever measured - a giant arbor 20m high, 1,9m in diameter, with a crown surface of 78.5 sq. meters. The wild tea trees are tall, arbor-shaped, with trunks covered in moss. The local Lahu people usually climb the tall branches to collect the leaves. A walk in this ancient forest wakes up the senses and lets you smell the unique fragrance of pure tea, as nature intended it.

 

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Mr.Young and Mr.Zhang are two tea farming partners living in Pu'er, Yunnan. They are knowledgeable, creative, curious, and not shy of experimentation. Young and Zhang use native Taiwanese tea cultivars and local ancient trees to create new and unique tea varieties. 

  Mr. Young's Family


Place of Origin: Dahei Shan, Pu'er, Yunnan, China
Altitude: 1800-2000m
Harvest Time: April 5, 2022
• Picking Standard: one bud, two leaves
Aroma: very fragrant. Chestnut & fruits with smoky notes
 Taste: sweet, creamy, smoky. Roasted nuts and strong notes of tropical fruits
• Cultivar: Jin Xuan (金萱)

  

Brewing guidelines:

        175℉ / 80℃ 

5g per 500ml   3-5min

     5g per 120ml   5sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion


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