Green Orchid | Green Tea
Another example of the subtle beauty and grace of Anhui green teas – clean and floral in aroma, light and quiet body, pristine and simple green in character. No blemishes.
An early season tea produced the third week of March 2022. “Yue Xi Cui Lan” is a new style of tea invented in the 1980’s. It hails from the Dabie mountains of Lu’an city, Yue Xi county, Anhui province. “Cui Lan” translates “Green Orchid” and the name is appropriate. It’s a one leaf and a bud pick from the Shu Cha Zao cultivar growing at approximately 2,300 feet. The processing steps of this tea are quite unusual as they involve blanching > hot air tumbling > traditional pan-firing > charcoal-fire basket drying. The results speak for themselves.
Ingredients: green tea
4 grams | 10-12 oz | 175°F | Steep 4 min.
Traditional Steeping - Use 5 grams of tea in 150ml of boiling water:
- 10 sec – rinse
- 1st steep – 20 sec
- 2nd steep – 15 sec
- 3rd steep – 20 sec
- 4th steep – 45 sec
- 5th steep – 90 sec
- 6th steep – 3 min
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups