Heavenly Blue Peak - Tian Mu Qing Ding

Nuanced, flavorful, vegetal, nutty & naturally sweet

One of China's famous teas, Heavenly Blue Peak (Tian Mu Qing Ding) was long the favored tea of emperors. An exceptional spring green, this high-mountain varietal is harvested only for a very brief period in early April. Grown in bamboo forest preserves of Tian Mu Mountains, in Zhejiang Province, this cultivar was once thought to have been lost and fell out of production for a time. Literally translated as "Blue Green Summit", our high-grade Qing Ding lot offers the tea lover an opportunity to enjoy a wonderfully aromatic and flavorful tea. Harvest date Yu Qian: mid-April 2021. Lot #1.

Lot Notes. One of our best selling teas, there is always great anticipation around finding the new harvest's lot. We tasted a number of offerings and selected this one as it offers the 3 attributes we seek in this tea: a fresh, enticing leaf appearance; a fresh aroma; and, once cupped, a captivating and enduring flavor. The leaves are long and elegant and a fresh green color. It was grown organically and has a fresh clean taste.  Grown high mountain at an elevation of 1200 meters.

Tasting Notes. The taste is nuanced & naturally sweet. Heavenly Blue is harvested a bit later than most high-grade green teas. It steeps to a clear, light-yellow liquor. Our lot will provide the most discerning tea drinker a satisfying, naturally sweet cup with a very nice & lingering mouth feel in the finish. Harvest Spring 2021.  

Brewing Suggestions. Use 3 grams for 6-8 oz. of water and 4-5 grams with 12-16 ounces. Best prepared with water at 185-195 degrees F. and steep the leaves for approximately 2 minutes & taste. A longer infusion time will produce more intensity with a bit more pungency. A shorter steep emphasizes the sweet, delicate notes of this cultivar. Drain the water off the leaves for added steeps.

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Tiānmù qīng dǐng 天幕青顶
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Main Flavor Profile:
Grassy sweet
Loose leaf
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  • 5
    good brew

    Posted by Dave Irvine on 4th Nov 2021

    very tasty

  • 5
    Heavenly Blue Peak

    Posted by Stephen Frantz on 6th Jul 2021

    This tea is my staple--the perfect blend of subtlety and substance. It's the way I start me day every day.

  • 5
    Heavenly Blue Peak

    Posted by Gregg Graves on 2nd Jun 2021

    Aromatic and flavorful. Fresh green taste. Fresh green colored elegant leaves. Nice lingering mouth feel. Prepared at 195 degrees for multiple steeps. Experimented and if pungency was to intense I just added a bit more hot water to my cup. Compared to organic Dragon well I like this tea better. In conclusion, you get what you pay for.

  • 5
    Heavenly Blue Peak

    Posted by Stephen Frantz on 19th Jun 2020

    This is my go-to tea. Robust flavor and much depth.

  • 2
    Not much flavor

    Posted by Elsa on 26th Jul 2018

    I like a little bit more in my tea so I found this pretty boring. I bought this with Empress Green and Wild Green and they are both much better, to me. I am also a fan of Drum Mountain.

  • 5
    Best tea at Silk Road

    Posted by Chad on 9th May 2018

    Low caffeine very tasty smooth tea with almost zero astringency. This is my go to morning tea it wakes you up without causing any jitters . I go through over a pound of this a year just for myself. Steeps well up to 4 or 5 times and still tastes great. I've been ordering this for 4 years and the quality has always been consistent.

  • 5
    Refreshing and invigorating

    Posted by Steve Taylor on 25th Sep 2017

    Very smooth taste with a nice green vegetal flavor and almost no astringency. Comparable to the drum mountain clouds and mist but at a lower price point. Will absolutely order more in the future. Thank you for sourcing wonderful teas!

  • 4
    Best green so far

    Posted by teo alexander on 24th Jul 2017

    This is the best green tea we have had so far from Silk Road. We are very satisfied with it. It is a smooth cup, with hints of pear and apricot. Not too grassy. We also like that we can get three good brews on it before changing.

  • 5
    Excellent green tea!

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jan 2016

    I enjoy my green tea every morning when I get up. Heavenly Blue peak has a great flavor and has a very smooth finishing taste.