En Shi Yu Lu Green Tea


Region: Enshi, Hubei, China
Harvested: April 14, 2019
Cultivar(s): Long Jing #43
Farmer: Mr. Yang
Soil: Sandy
Process: Steamed
Elevation: 700m

Notes: Chestnut, mineral, artichoke

En Shi Yu Lu is the precursor for the famed Japanese tea: gyokuro. The Chinese continued the ancient tradition of steaming and pan firing in the mountains of Hubei, providing a fascinating divergent and yet equally complex tea. Yang has used the Long Jing #43 cultivar commonly used for Long Jing to produce this remarkable rich green tea with notes of chestnut in the nose and an artichoke mineral silky wash across the tongue.

Preparation Notes:

  • Recipe - 3g tea : 180ml  water
  • Temperature - 80°C
  • 1st Steep: 2min
  • 2nd Steep: 2min
  • 3rd-5th steep add 30s / steep

Package is 40g.