Wuyi Green - WuYi Qing

Full-bodied green, fruity & herbal flavors.

Described as a "wild" tasting green tea, the descriptor is apt for this unusual and boldly flavored varietal. A local green, it was grown on a small farm in the mountains of Fujian Province. Leaves are a rich, deep green color after a traditional style pan firing that shapes the leaf into a small curl and adds depth in taste. The cultivar yields a natural fruity taste that will linger. The finish is fresh and clean. Pre-Qing Ming harvest, April 2020. Lot #2.

Lot Notes
A delicious green tea that is refreshingly strong. Harvested early, its leaves are compact and rich with minerals and flavors as they have grown slowly as the cold weather warms in the mountains. If you are looking for a green with plenty of character this tea is a candidate. The processing of this leaf takes skill and it is made to local customs. We think it offers a new green tea taste profile to the U.S. market.

Lot Facts
Tea was harvested pre-Qing Ming. It is pan-fired green, a method of processing that sharpens the vegetal notes of the varietal. Tea was grown at an elevation of approximately 1100 meters.   

Tasting Notes
It is a full-bodied green, offering a light, fruity flavor as well as herbal notes. There is a hint of astringency underneath its sweet taste. Cup color is clear & light green.  We find it enlivening and refreshing!

Brewing Suggestions
3 grams is our recommendation for 8 ounces of water. Water temperature is best at about 185-195 degrees F. Steep briefly for 2 minutes and taste. It can steep longer just watch for astringency. It will steep multiple times.

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  • 5
    Makes a wonderful ice tea

    Posted by Laura Perry on 14th Apr 2021

    While I bought this to drink hot, I made iced tea with it and now I think this will always be my go to for brewed ice tea. Refreshing and fragrant.

  • 5
    Wuyi Green

    Posted by Jennifer on 9th Jul 2020

    I’ve ordered this several times. It is a favorite morning green tea.

  • 5
    One of my favorite Greens!

    Posted by Bill H. on 23rd Apr 2020

    Although I drink (or try) many varieties of Green tea, it's rare I come across unique ones. When I first tasted this tea, I was impressed by it's unique character. Not only is it bold and has depth, much like a broth, but it has a taste of its own that quite honestly, is hard to express in words. I prefer brewing at 185 for about 1.5-2 mins, and it never yields a bitter cup. There is minimal astringency you'd expect from a green, but it only adds to the desirable characteristics of this tea. It is definitely one of my daily drinkers I look forward to.

  • 5
    Really Delicious

    Posted by Ai R. on 28th Jun 2016

    I'm considering making this my daily green tea, it's smooth and doesn't taste overly grassy thus no unpleasant after taste. I think it would make a great first time tea or as a gift.

  • 5
    Excellent Daily Drinker

    Posted by Katie Sommer on 10th Dec 2015

    I have been trying to find a tea like this! This is an affordable and delicious green tea, light enough to have as a morning cup and very flavorful. I steeped for about 1 minute the first brew and 2 on the second brew and both resulted in delicious cups. I believe that the leaves could easily withstand a third brew as well, but have not yet tried.