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This is a very romantic tea with a long history dating back to the Ming Dynasty. It is said that a young scholar and a beautiful woman who worked in a tea plantation were madly in love. One day a local landowner saw the woman and wanting her for his own, seized her and forced her to become her concubine. The woman escaped only to find that the landowner had killed the young scholar. When she found this out, she immediately went to his grave which was located high on a mountainside. She wept uncontrollably until she became the rain, and the young scholar became a tea tree. It is said this is why the area where the tea trees grows is cloudy and humid all year. The tea orchards growing on the mountain slopes near Huangshan Mountain are beautiful any time of the year, but the best time to visit it is when the girls are out among the tea trees picking the fresh buds. The flavor of this tea is smooth, with subtle orchid aromas, followed with a subtle sweet lingering aftertaste.
Origin: Fu Xi, An Hui Province
We recommend using glass-based or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 grams of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 70°c (158°F) to 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.