About This Tea
This Zhu Xiang Ji brand Yu Lei dark tea is one of the unique and highest quality dark tea selections. Each piece of it was handmade then packed with natural bamboo shoot shells.
The raw material of this dark is Tian Jian-tops tips, which is the 1st grade leaves. The leaves were processed and packed by hand, so the tightness is just right-not too solid and not too loose as well.
The aroma of this tea is a mixed scent of gentle pine smoky fragrance and natural bamboo leaf. Rich, classic and fresh!
About the Name "Yu Lei Zhu Xiang Ji"
One story is that this tea was first made by a woman named LiaoJuLian.
She is the Qing dynasty calligrapher, industrialist HuangZiYuan’s grandnephew daughter-in-law (child bride).
Mr. Huang helped Liao's family during his hometown visit. So Liao made some tea and bring it to Mr.Huang as a present to show her gratitude.
Liao gets her own formula and method making tea: she picked high grade fresh tea leaves from mountain and wrapped tea with bamboo shoot shell after the process of cooking, fermentation and dried by smoking over a pine fire. Then placed the tea in a ventilated place for further spontaneous fermentation.
This way, the tea becomes ripe, full-bodied, and mild.
HuangZiYuan liked this tea very much and named it “Yu Lei Zhu Xiang Cha”. The name appropriately gave the tea a vivid discription-Packed with shoot shell of "Xiang Fei Zhu"- mottled-bamboo just like the rain drops over the leaf. The tea is also smelled like pure and fresh earth after the rain.
For more than 100 years, the tea-making skill has been handed down from generation to generation in their family.
LiaoJuLian is 106 years old. She belive drinking dark tea everyday is her secret of health and longevity.
Now, her grandchildren are making these tea and attain the reputation in today's dark tea market.
|Other Names||Hunan Hei Cha, Chinese Black Tea, yu lei hei cha, bamboo dark tea|
|Net Weight||200g(7oz)per bamboo basket|
|Growing Area||Zhu Lin Xi,, JiangNan Town, Anhua County, YiYang City, HuNan Province, China|
|Harvest Period||Mid May|
|Year of Manufacture||2011|
|Leaf Grade||1st Grade|
|Processing Method||Pile/Artificial Fermentation|
|Tea Factory||Zhu Lin Xi, Family owned tea workshop.|
|Brand||Zhu Xiang Ji|
|Appearance||The raw material of this dark is Tian Jian-tops tips, which is the 1st grade leaves. The leaves were processed and packed by hand, so the tightness is just right-not too solid and not too loose as well.|
|Aroma||The aroma of this tea is a mixed scent of gentle pine smoky fragrance and natural bamboo leaf. Rich, classic and fresh!|
|Liquor||The tea soup is in bright orange color, limpid, clear, which is very different from the creamy, thick dark red Pu-erh tea soup. This is another feature of AnHua dark tea.|
|Tasting Notes||This tea will give you a crisp, fresh, aromatic and clean taste. The natural bamboo fragrance is the feature of this tea-makes is very fresh, mild, special.|
|Teaware||Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)|
|Steeping Instructions||Add tea into the teapot or Gaiwan→Quickly wash the tea with hot water for 2 times→Add hot water and steep for 30 secs for the first infusions.Gradually extend the steeping time for the next infusions.|
|Storage||Keep this tea in tin, porcelain, clay or pottery tea caddies. Air the tea before drinking to get a better flavor.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
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|Packing & Weight||200g(7oz)per bamboo basket|
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