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Name: Yang Xian Xue Ya Green Tea (Chinese Green Tea)
Other Names: Snow Buds, Snowy Sprout Green Tea
Origin: Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China
Rating : ★★★★★
Grade : TOP, Supreme, Limited in Quantity!
Harvest Period: Spring
Net Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Storage : stored in a dry place and no direct sunshine
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.
Yang Xian Xue Ya is a rare ancient green tea comes from Yixing city, Jiangsu province, China. Yang Xian is the former name of Yixing, the city is not only famouse for its clay teapot, but the Yang Xian green tea. Yixing is the prestigious area of ancient tea production, now here is a major tea producing area in Jiangsu Province. It is locally known as "Snowy Sprount" due to the white color of the hair on the leaves. Yixing is warm in winter and cool in summer, have mild weather, rising vapor and fresh air. So it's very suitable for tea trees to grow there. The tealeaves of Yang Xian Xue Ya are very delicate, so you must be very cautious in picking them.
Yang Xian Xue Ya has the natural quality of flower and fruit fragrance, its fragrance strong, its taste heavy, and its color bright. So it is labeled as "precious tea". The technique for collecting tea leaves is very complex. Only the tender tip of the leaf is used for the tea making process. This part of the leaf should be no longer than one inch long and shaped like the tip of a spear. One tin of tea uses 60 thousand buds. The next step in the process is to repeatedly knead, rub and roll the leaves by hand. The Yang Xian Xue Ya tea involves a particularly labor intensive process but the end result are leaves that are compact, tender and wonderfully fresh and aromatic. Yang Xian Xue Ya is a high-quality, man-made traditional tea which has a unique flavor.