Harvested after April 5 before April 20,2023
Savor the refined splendor of our 2023 Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Green Tea, a treasured jewel often likened to the esteemed Chinese Gyokuro. Originating from the verdant landscapes of Enshi City in Hubei Province, this renowned green tea captures the essence of China's rich tea heritage.
Steeped in history, the art of crafting Enshi Yu Lu dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618AD.-907AD.), where it gained distinction as the sole steamed green tea of China's vast tea chronicles. Its meticulous steaming process lends it a unique character that has been carefully preserved through the ages.
Drawing parallels with its Japanese counterpart, both Enshi Yu Lu and Japanese Gyokuro undergo a steaming technique—a practice with roots deep in ancient China. However, our Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Gyokuro is a testament to the evolution of this method, yielding a tea that shares a lineage with its Japanese relative yet boasts its own distinctive flair.
The visual allure of Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Gyokuro is undeniable. Unlike the flat and straight leaves of Japanese Gyokuro, our Chinese variety presents a tight, round, and smooth silhouette reminiscent of pine needles, adorned with delicate white hairs and displaying a spectrum of pale to vibrant greens. The aroma is equally captivating, offering a crisp, clear note with hints of chestnut that distinguishes it from its seaweed-scented Japanese counterpart.
Cultivated with care in open-air tea gardens, our Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Gyokuro is nurtured until the tea trees enter dormancy. Only then are they pruned and enriched with overwintering fertilizer in preparation for the spring harvest. Adhering to stringent standards, each bud is hand-selected based on the criterion of one bud with one or two leaves, ensuring uniformity and pristine quality in every cup.
To fully appreciate the nuanced flavors of our 2023 Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Gyokuro, we recommend brewing at temperatures between 80-85℃. The leaf base of our Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Gyokuro should be handled with care to extract the full spectrum of its delicate flavors. Begin your brewing journey by gently warming the teapot before adding the leaves. Pour water heated to just 80-85℃ over the tea and allow it to steep, unlocking the subtle, nuanced essence that is the hallmark of this exquisite Chinese green tea.
The infusion unveils a pale jade liquor, a visual tribute to its quality and finesse. Each sip of the 2023 Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Gyokuro offers a serene experience, with a smooth, rich taste that lingers on the palate, evoking the serene landscapes of its origin. This is a tea that not only refreshes but also connects you to the ancient traditions of Chinese tea craftsmanship.
Embrace the tranquility and depth of flavor that our 2023 Enshi Yu Lu Chinese Green Tea provides. It's more than a beverage; it's a journey through time and culture, a moment of calm in your busy day, and a perfect representation of the artistry that Chinese Gyokuro embodies.