Appearance & Taste
The shape of Wuzi Xian Hao is flat, and after brewing, it looks like an orchid. The color of the tea leaves is in vivid green, covered with white fuzzy. The tea soup is very clear, in fresh yellow-green color. Since it is ‘Mingqian’ tea (Picked during The Pure Brightness (Apr.4th, 5th, or 6th) ), its taste is extraordinarily fresh and tender combined with a hint of chestnut aroma, has a long-lasting flavor. When drinking the tea, the smoothness of the tea will suddenly comfort your throat and your mouth will be filled with fresh sweetness. When brewing the tea, it is really a pleasant moment to watch the tea leaves dancing up and down like a blooming flower.
Adjust the amount of tea based on your own taste
Recommend using Bottom-Drop Method:
- Warm the teaware with hot water. Discard the water afterward
- Add 2 teaspoons of tea for teacup/gaiwan (125ML), 4 teaspoons for glass (250ML) and 8 teaspoons for teapot (500ML) or 4g for 200ml hot water.
- Pour hot water (80°C) into the teaware until it is one-third full
- Tilt the glass cup, slowly rotating it twice to ensure a better infusion
- Pour more hot water (80°C) into the teaware until it is 70% full
- Infuse the tea for around 1 minute, (if using gaiwan gongfu style, the first brew can be around 10s, the second round is about 20s)
- Drink until 1/3 of the tea is left before refilling
- Can refill up to 3 times
- Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brews
Qinling Mountains in Xixiang county, Hanzhong City, Shanxi province
Wuzi Xian Hao is produced in the valley of Qinling Mountains in Xixiang county, Hanzhong City, Shanxi province. Qinling Mountains are well-known as the hometown of the tea where the ecological environment is very superior. The annual average temperature is 14.7℃, and with a rainfall amount of 1000mm to 1500mm. The altitude is from 600 meters to 1200 meters, and the soil is slightly acidic with very high percentage of organic substances. Also, since the tea plantation locates in the north-south area of China where the north and south climate are combined, tea trees there are growing extraordinary lush because of the freshest air and the most fertile soil, which help Wuzi Xian Hao grow up with plenty of useful elements that are good for your body such as zinc, selenium and so on.
Harvest & Production
Timing & Ingredients
Our Wuzi Xian Hao is ‘Mingqian’ tea. Mingqian tea refers to the tea plucked before The Pure Brightness (April 4th, 5th, or 6th). Tea workers only pick the tea tree buds that just emerged in spring. The tea picked during this period is the tenderest with a touch of scent. Since the slow growth, the Mingqian tea is made of nearly 100% of the most tender buds. Due to the low temperature before The Pure Brightness, the number of tea buds is very limited, and the growth rate is quite low, hence the yield of tea under the strict picking standard is very small. As a a result, there is a saying goes ‘Mingqian teas are as expensive as gold’.
Approximate substance and microelement amount:
|Substance / Microelement||Amount|
|Tea amino acids||3.5-5.23%|