It was one of China’s most famous teas and its history dates as far back as the Qing Dynasty. Nowadays, tea master has restored the tea, we are glad to introduce it to our clients. This tea is produced in the foothills of Huangshan in Anhui Province, China. The traditional production area is Hou Keng village.
Wild Hou Dou Lan Xiang grows naturally on high mountains. No fertilizer, no pesticides. Usually, the local farmers will go pick the tea in early spring. The best teas are picked in the early Spring before China's Qingming Festival. When picking the tea, only the new tea buds and the leaf next to the bud are picked. It is said by local tea farmers that the leaves resemble orchid buds. This wild green tea tastes will light, without any hint of bitterness. If you like a very light green tea, this will be the best choice. Because it is wild, it is considered to have more nutrients than other green teas.
Its elegantly emerald leaves are handmade, bringing forth a dry aroma of un-roasted chestnuts and light fruitiness. The dry leaves become greener when brewed, almost like flower petals dancing in the cup. This tea has a mellow aroma reminiscent of orchids, making it a very soothing tea. The taste of Hou Dou Lan Xiang is sweet with vegetal and floral notes. There is also a savory lean that almost has sencha-like umami. The liquor is light-bodied and delicate with nuances of nut, a touch of sweet grass. The delicate floral and apricot notes linger nicely on the palate.
Brewing Guide: To bring out the best flavor, apply water at 75 - 80°C (170-175ºF). Put 4g leaves into a glass cup, then slowly pour in the hot water and let it brew for 3 minutes. Alternatively, you may also add hot water to the glass first and then slowly stick the leaves one by one in the glass. This may result in a more beautiful appearance.
This green tea can generally be brewed up to 3 times. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.