Lu Shan Yun Wu – is the most popular type of “Yun Wu tea” in China, so named because when dry it’s narrow, curved shape looks like a fine. The traditional local drink of Jiangxi, it is also now widely grown in Zhejiang, Anhui provinces.
The production of this tea, especially high quality Lu Shan Yun Wu like Teabeau’s, is particularly laborious and time consuming, as each leaf must be carefully hand rolled at exactly the right temperature to ensure the uniformity in the size and shape of each leaf, that is needed to ensure the resulting tea delivers the exact combination of sweetness and astringency this tea is renowned for.
Brief Health Info
Lu Shan Yun Wu, like all green teas, has high levels of antioxidants that reportedly reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. Also high in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, they also promote healthy teeth and bones.
For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
How to make Chun Mee
Lu Shan Yun Wu should brewed in water around 194 ºF (90 ºC) for less than 30 seconds. A longer time will give the tea a bitter taste. It can be infused 7 or 8 times.
For more information on some of the skills and arts of brewing tea, check out our article on How To Make Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea.
Where is our Lu Shan Yun Wu green tea produced
The source of tea is from the traditional birthplace of this tea, high in mountains of Jiangxi province. This amazingly beautiful area is a mix of high rugged mountains and dense forests, with the cool temperatures and perpetually misty conditions ideal for growing the delicate buds and leaves.
Lu Shan Yun Wu traces its roots back to a traditional green tea produced in Jiangxi during Ming Dynasty in the 1600’s, called Jiangxi green tea. As the hand rolling and processing techniques of this tea evolved and improved, the highest quality versions of this tea were given a new name – Lu Shan Yun Wu – to distinguish them from the earlier, inferior, forms. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Lu Shan Yun Wu became hugely popular in China, and to this day is the most commonly drunk green tea in the country.