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Hunan Cui Ya | Green Tea

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  • Loose leaf Hunan Cui Ya green tea
  • Steeped cup Hunan Cui Ya green tea

Hunan Cui Ya | Green Tea
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$ 15.00

Available in 2 oz. quantities. Online only.

Beautiful bud-only tea pan-fired entirely by hand. Crisp spring green flavors with a pristinely clean mouthfeel.

This famous tea is the product of first spring bud only pluck from plants growing at approximately 2,000 feet. It comes from Cha Ling county in Hunan, which rightly brags that it’s the only county named after tea. The Cui Ya style goes back to the Tang Dynasty where it was the tribute tea to the emperor. The tea is spread out for about six hours before being pan-fired, shaped and dried in one continuous process.

Ingredientsgreen tea

Steeping Instructions

3 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 3 min. 

Traditional Steeping

4 grams | 6 oz water | 180°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 15-20 sec. 

Number of Cups

2 oz makes 19 cups