Shan Yun Wu Tea–
An old saying claims this tea
increases longevity. The same mountains that make
Mt. Lu Shan one of the most beautiful peaks in China, and a
celebrated resort, make the area good tea country. Lu Shan
is located in Jiangsi province in a cleft between the
Yangtze River and Lake Poyang, both of which help provide
water for the mist and clouds that wreathe its peaks.
Here is where
the Tea Sage Lu Yu wrote his famous book, which mentions
Lu Shan Yun Wu tea.
About it the Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi wrote:
Emerald tea trees on
Are hidden in swirling mist.
Light spring breezes waft perfume.
No wine can touch the senses
Like this tea made with spring water.
The plant from which this tea
comes has stout, thick leaves covered with fine white down.
The shrub was grown as early as the Tang dynasty. By the
Song dynasty an excellent species had been developed and
around A.D. 1000 its product became an imperial tribute. The
beverage has a sweet taste and refreshing fragrance. This
tea is rated among China's top ten.