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Name: Gu Zhu Zi Sun Green Tea (Chinese Green Tea)
Other Names: Purple Bamboo Shoot Green Tea
Origin: Chang Xing County, Hu Zhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
Rating : ★★★★★
Grade : TOP, Supreme, Limited in Quantity!
Harvest Period: Spring (Ming Qian Cha, Ching Ming Festival before. )
Net Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Storage : stored in a dry place and no direct sunshine
Taste: This is a light and refreshing tea with hint of fresh fruit sweetness in its fragrance. We recommend using less tea leaves than what you would normally use for green teas.
Appearance: We carry the highest grade Gu Zhu Zi Sun in that only the tea buds are selected. The processed buds are green in color but once infused, you can still make out the slight purple color on part of the buds.
Suggested Usage: Use between one and two teaspoons of leaves per cup of 85 degree water (185 fahrenheit) for up to one minute. Increase the steeping time for each subsequent brewing.
About Gu Zhu Zi Sun Green Tea
Gu Zhu Zi Sun is a historically significant green tea that hails from the Guzhu Mountain region of Huzhou Prefecture in the Northwest corner of China's Zhejiang Province. Production of this tea dates back at least to the 8th Century CE, when Lu Yu, China's Sage of Tea and author of "Cha Jing" (the first definitive work on Chinese Tea), set up a tea factory here dedicated to producing Gu Zhu Zi Sun as the first tribute tea for the Tang Dynasty Emperor. Zi Sun means "Purple Bamboo Shoot" in English. This name comes from the fact that, when still on the bush, the leaves of the Zi Sun cultivar have a purplish hue, and the leaves are thought resemble the shape of bamboo shoots.