A young monk asked the wise tea master Lao Cha:
– Shifu, why does the Cloud Tea from Lu Shan have such an exquisite taste?
– The secret lies in its name: it grows on top of Lu Mountain, covered from harsh sun rays by the clouds and mist from nearby rivers and lakes. The seeds of this tea were planted by Buddhist monks hundreds of years ago. It’s no wonder that its mellow and long-lasting flavor is comparable to the flavor of Buddhism itself.
Well-known throughout China for its breathtaking scenery, Jiangxi Province is also the home of Yun Wu (Cloud Tea) green tea. The bounty of rivers and lakes in the area create clouds and mist – the perfect weather conditions for green tea growing.
The Lu Mountains have a long tea history that can be traced back to the Han Dynasty. Hui Yuan, the famous Buddhist monk who lived in Lu Shan Mountains, is known for planting the seeds of tea trees along with planting the seeds of Buddhism. The Yun Wu tea appears during the Ming dynasty as a continuation of the rich tea heritage in the region. Until now, it has more than three centuries of production history.
Moistened by the high mountain clouds and mist, Lu Shan Yun Wu tea is one of our most graceful green teas. It is characterized by a rich aroma and a mellow, long-lasting flavor. The leaves of Lu Shan Yun Wu curl into small spirals due to the unique rolling process during which the leaves are placed in a rounded bamboo basket and then rolled by hand into strips.
The "Clouds & Mist" Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea has lustrous, dark green leaves with a greyish hue. They are gently curled into dark jade-colored spirals. The soup has a clear, pale green-yellow color. A rich floral aroma with notes of chestnut and roasted beans conquer the senses. The taste is refreshing and brisk while undeniably sweet. A long-lasting fragrance is the marking point of this tea experience.
Lu Shan Mountain stands in the southern region of Jiujiang City in Jiangxi Province, on the southern bank of the Yangtze River. Clouds and mists enveil the mountain for almost half of the entire year. The high differences in day and night temperature and abundant moisture provide a unique environment for this tea. The local small-leaf variety is very resistant to cold. At the same time, the natural surroundings benefit the accumulation of nutrients. Lu Shan Yun Wu tea is arguably richer in inner substances than most of the standard green teas from the region.
- Place of Origin: Lushan, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, China
- Harvest Date: April 2023
- Picking Standard: One bud with one or two leaves
- Aroma: Floral, chestnut, stir-fried bean aroma
- Taste: Refreshing and brisk, sweet and mellow taste with a long-lasting fragrance