Chun Lu

An often overlooked gem of a green tea from Zhejiang Province. Several years ago Mike & his wife, Brigitte, took a trip to the hills and waters of Thousands of Islands. The sun was out and the weather bracing as they drove around the curves that follow the scenic shores of this large reservoir. Finally after hours of driving they arrived a storybook village: Chun Lu. The hills rise form the lake's edge up to the hills. There were enough stone walls to melt a New Englander's heart.


Ingredients: Green tea. 

Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness: 1
Body: 3
Aroma: 2
Details: It is a an early Spring tea so it is loaded with amino acids that makes for all the body. The color is unlike most other green teas, it is a much more vibrant green without any silvery tip. Also, the shape is unusual with the thick curl to the tea. The special flavor reminds us of light yet refreshing flavors in cucumbers.
Dry Leaves: Thick curls of dark green.
Liquor: Medium yellow with a some green tints.
Aroma: Nice vegetal notes like steamed asparagus
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: medium-bodied
Flavors: The vegetal notes continue but like a sweet vegetable, say yellow squash.
Brewing Time: 3 minutes
Brewing Temp: 175º