“The water in the center of the Yangtze River is the best, while the tea on the top of Mt. Meng ding is ranked first.”
The curved Meng Ding Gang Lu is a brand of green tea produced in Mt. Mengding in the western Mingshan County of Sichuan Province. It is said that Wu Lizheng, known as the “Forefather of Tea” and the “Master of Dew,” personally planted seven tea bushes in the Shangqing Peak that are still seen today.
In addition this area also produces the yellow tea Meng Ding Huang Ya.
The Meng Ding Gang Lu features curled leaves, fuzzy buds, bright yellowish- green liquid, mild fragrance, refreshingly sweet taste, and yellowish-green and tender brewed leaves. To brew the tea in cast iron teapots, the middle-brewing method should be adopted. The fine and tender buds sink to the bottom and then unfurl after absorbing moisture.
The flat E Mei Zhu Ye Qing tea was developed in the 1960s, when Chen Yi (1901-1972), a communist general, statesman and a marshal of the PLA, visited Mt. Emei. He drank a cup of this tea and praised its delicate fragrance and sweet and mellow aftertaste. The Marshal named it Zhu Ye Qing (literally “bamboo leaf green”) because the tea resembled tender bamboo leaves.
The tea is green, flat, smooth and straight. The liquid is bright green, light but with lingering fragrance, refreshing and mellow taste, unbroken and clear brewed leaves.
The leaves float on the surface of the water initially, and after absorbing moisture, gradually sink to the bottom. The most suitable teapot is the common transparent glass cups. The middle-brewing method is adopted for this tea. The best way to enjoy this tea is to observe the dance of the tea leaves, smell the fragrance, appreciate the delicate fragrance of the tea and slowly sip the tea.
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