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The Story Of E-Mei High-Mountain Green Tea

Updated: Nov 16, 2019

Zhuyeqing is a type of green tea from Emei Mountain in Sichuan Province.The word Zhuyeqing can be translated into "Bamboo Leaf Green". Blessed by natural conditions great for the growth of tea, the region is home to several other types of tea too. But Zhuyeqing is the most well-known. It is also a relatively young breed pioneered in the 1960′s.

Tea patches of E-mei Mountain are scattered on the hillside from 800 to 1,200 meter in elevation. The harvest starts from March and ends at April. The standard picking is one shoot with one young leaves. Listed by UNESCO as The World Nature and Culture Heritage for rich historical relics and lovely scenery, E-mei Mountain is one of Four Buddhist Mountains and a popular tourist resorts in China. An ancient Buddhist temple was built on its summit which is 3,099 meter in elevation. Visitors can either take cable car or hike to the mountaintop.

Bamboo Leaf Green Tea grows in Sichuan province. It's one of the very best Chinese green teas. The fresh quality Bamboo Leaf Green is bright green, shiny, with flat short leaves, and, if stored properly, can last you up to 6 months. The tea is so delicious, The flavour is unique as the tea--slightly bitter with a hint of smokiness, no aftertaste. It's excellent for cleansing the intestines without causing discomfort. Works for weight loss naturally.

E-Mei Buddha Tea

In the early 1960s a Buddhist monk of Wannian Temple of E-mei Mountain developed a green tea by his own shaping method. Few years later in 1964, some government officials sampled this new tea when they had a stop at the temple by chance. Delighted by its mellow taste, the then vice prime minister named it Bamboo Leaf Green by its flat and glossy appearance. In following years this tea remained a local product for tourists. From 1980s Bamboo Leaf Green became one of best teas in China for its unique quality, winning a gold medal at 1985 International Food Exposition, Portugal.

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