Qing Cheng Xue Ya 青城雪芽 Green Tea
Tea Name:Qing Cheng Xue Ya 青城雪芽 Green Tea
Other names:Moutain Qing Cheng Snowy Sprout
Taste:The taste is that of a very light, flaky pastry that just melts on your tongue, leaving behind a delicate icing to envelop your taste buds in a warm embrace. After a few sips, your whole body feels lighter, wrapped in a cocoon of ultimate relaxation.
Appearance:Qing Cheng Xue Ya is certainly a distinctive Tea, very unlike any other Chinese green Teas. The pre-brewed leaf is unusual in appearance: small, thin, straight leaves, dark greyish-green with dusty white hairs on the surface. The smell of the dry leaves is sweet and nutty. When made in a glass Tea vessel, the elegant Tea leaves seethe as white clouds rolling, accompanied by the fragrant Team. The brew is barely golden and the aroma unassuming.
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
Brewing Guide:We recommend using glass-based or porcelain Tea ware. Rinse Tea cup and Teapot with hot water. Use about 2 grams of Tea leaves (1-2 Teaspoons) for every 150ml of water. Steep Tea leaves in hot water at 70°c (158°F) to 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
Qing Cheng Xue Ya Tea produced in Mount Qing Cheng. Mount Qing Cheng is a mountain in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China. It is amongst the most important centres of Taoism (Daoism) in China. In Daoist mythology, it was the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzhi. As a centre of the Daoist religion it became host to many temples. Known as the fifth among the most famous Taoist mountains of China, Mount Qing Chengis one of the places where Taoism came into being. With the snow-covered Mingshan Mountain in the background and the Chuanxi Plain in front, the evergreen Mount Qing Cheng covers an area of over 120 kilometers. Altogether it has 36 peaks covered with thick forests of trees and bamboo, 72 caves and 108 scenic spots. The name Qing Cheng means green city. It gets its name from the way the peaks resemble the structure of a city wall. The mountain is well known for its serene scenery that contains halls and temples shaded by forests and enhanced by interesting legends and anecdotes.Tea production area is surrounded by hills, mild climate, abundant rainfall and fertile soil, which is very suitable for Tea growing. The Tea saint Lu Yu wrote in his voluminous grand work Tea Scripture: "Tea that grows on Qingcheng Mountain Zhangren Peak, is the top-rank of Teas." It is locally known as "Snowy Sprount" due to the white color of the hair on the leaves.