Lushan Yunwu Tea

Lu Shan Yun Wu tea (or Lu Mountain Cloud and Mist tea) is a superior sort of Chinese green tea produced in the famous Lushan Mountain of Eastern China’s Jiangxi Province. First grown in Han Dynasty (202BC – 220AD), the tea has been listed as a tribute tea for the emperors and royal family since Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) due to its four outstanding characteristics: fragrant aroma, pretty color, bright, clear liquor, and mellow taste.  

The Production Area of Lu Shan Yun Wu 

There was an old Chinese saying "where there's cloud and mist, there's bound to be good tea". It was with the natural wonder of tremendous clouds over the Lushan Mountain that the Lu Shan Yun Wu tea was created.  

Situated in a basin surrounded by mountains, and with Boyang Lake to the south, Yangtze River to the north, Lushan Mountain is hidden from in the clouds and mist in half a year (around 195 days), making it one of the most beautiful and mysterious mountains in China. The blindingly foggy conditions also create a natural shade for the tea growing. Furthermore, Lushan Mountain features high altitude (around 800 meters above sea level), great seasonal temperature difference, strong irradiation of ultraviolet, and murmuring spring, all offering advantageous growing conditions for tea trees, thus contributing to the top quality of Lu Shan Yun Wu tea.

Lushan Yunwu Tea culture 

The Features of Lu Shan Yun Wu 

Lu Shan Yun Wu tea was originally a wild tea growing in the lush forest, so called Wenlin tea (smelling the forest tea), later found and planted by a senior monk named Hui-yuan of the nearby temple. Till today most of the tea is wild and harvested by the local mountaineers.  

The rich hydration of Lushan Mountain results in sweet, tender buds and leaves that are filled with sweetness and abundant plant nutrient. The tea leaf features delicate jade green color and luster, unveiled silver pekoe, and lingering fragrance, and contains a high concentration of chlorophyll and nutrients. It has higher content of alkaloid and Vitamin C than that of common green teas. 

Qing Ming Festival (April 4-5) is the busiest time for Lu Shan Yun Wu tea picking. The most precious Lu Shan Yun Wu is "Mingqian Tea" which is made of fresh shoots picked before the Qing Ming Festival when spring just returns and the shoots are extremely young and tender. The picked raw tea must be processed on the same day with multiple working procedures. One kilogram finished tea requires over 0.1 million tender shoots.  

The Health Benefits of Lu Shan Yun Wu

Lu Shan Yun Wu has similar health benefits to the other Chinese green teas: 

1. Lu Shan Yun Wu promotes blood circulation to remove blood stasis in the body, and prevents hardening of the arteries and cancer. 

2. Lu Shan Yun Wu clears harmful bacteria in the body, and helps to cure intestinal diseases. 

3. Eager to lose weight? Drink the Lu Shan Yun Wu tea regularly. 

4. Drinking Lu Shan Yun Wu tea reduces radiation damage, while at the same time slows down aging and beautifys skin.

5. The tea eases bronchial spasm, and is a good supplement in the treatment of bronchial asthma, myocardial infarction.

6. Lu Shan Yun Wu is helpful in the prevention of dental caries. 

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