Harvest Date: April 2022
Harvest Location: Mt Emei, Sichuan, China
Zhu Ye Qing or “Green Bamboo Leaf” is a high mountain green tea, with a smooth ‘sparrow tongue’ shape and tiny leaves, glossy green in color. This tea is harvested from Mount Emei, one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. The first Buddhist temple in China was built in MtEmei. This Zhu Ye Qing was harvested at 1500 meters above sea level, where the air is covered by thick fog and heavy mist for most of the year. The nourishing moisture and the soil contribute to its exceptional quality.
Mt. Emei has more than 1000 years of tea production history. Zhu Ye Qing, however, has a short history. It was named in 1964. when the former Foreign Minister Chen Yi visited Mount Emei. During his stay in Wannian Temple, the monks offered him this tea. He was impressed by the taste of it and asked for its name. The monks explained that this was a local tea without a name.
Chen Yi looked at the tea leaves and said that they were shaped like baby bamboo leaves, and the taste reminded him of bamboo shoots. So he gave this tea the name “Zhu Ye Qing”, meaning “green bamboo leaf” in Chinese.
2022 Emei Zhu Ye Qing
- Water Temp: 180°F
- Water Amount: 150ml
- Tea Amount: 3g
- Steeping Time: 1m/1.5m/2m/3m
- # of Infusions: 3-4 infusions