About Que She (Sparrow’s Tongue) 2023
Que She is named for its small and delicate shape which looks like the tongue of a sparrow tongue, originating from the Yibin City, Sichuan province.
Not all fresh tea leaves can be used as the raw material of making Que She, only the freshest tea leaves of the small-leaf tea species can do. Actually, any tea that has the shape of a sparrow’s tongue can be considered as Que She, no matter it is from the Zhe Jiang, Jiang Su, or Anhui province.
Our Yibin Que She is no doubt of very high quality and owns a very good reputation among green tea lovers. The history of it being paid tribute to the imperial palace can be traced back to the Tang dynasty. Que She is considered as one of the rarest Chinese green teas due to its unique flavour and its relatively higher prices when compared to other green teas in the Chinese tea market. The polyphenolic compounds and the content of amino acids inside Que She tea leaves are about 10% higher than other teas.