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Name: Yong Xi Huo Qing Green Tea, (Chinese Green Tea)
Other Names: Jade Fire
Origin: Huoqing, Anhui 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
Taste: Those who prefer strong and lasting Green teas will like Yong Xi Huo Qing. You will notice a light smoky fragrance and taste at first but this is quickly replaced by a sensational floral sweet taste. Good for multiple infusion.
Appearance: The tea leaves are tightly rolled into small pellet. Dark green in color.
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.
Huo Qing tea was first produced in Yong Xi village in the Anhui province, home to many famous teas. Its dark, glossy leaves with an edge of yellow rolled into little snail shaped pellets unfurl slowly as they infuse. It is called Jade Fire as the tea has been fired over charcoal. The distinctively rich and smooth floral flavor presents a pleasant balance of astringency and sweetness with a long and refreshing aftertaste. As it has been fired by charcoal during the process, it has a unique light sweet smokiness in the aroma.
About Yong Xi Huo Qing Tea
Huo Qing Tea resembles Gunpowder tea but it is actually a much higher quality tea. Gunpowder is made in Zhejiang province with low quality leaves while Huo Qing Tea is made in Anhui province with one bud two leaves system, more tasty. The astringency throughout the mouth sustains the notes well. It is a overwhelming green tea for those who prefer strong flavour.
Yong Xi Huo Qing first became available during the Ming Dynasty but it wasn’t until Qing Dynasty that this tea became well-known. It originates from Jing County in the western part of An Hui province, and legend has it that this tea was originally processed using tea leaves that were picked from a Jin Yin (Gold and Silver) tea tree. It is so called because the all the leaves from this tea tree were gold on one side, and silver on the other. The appearance of Yong Xi Huo Qing resembles Gunpowder tea but it is actually a much higher quality tea.