Description: Yong Chuan Xiuya is a green tea variety from Yongchuan District in Chongqing City. The name of the tea means “Yongchuan Elegant Buds”. It belongs to the pan-roasted sort of green teas. It is one of the most famous green tea from Chongqing.
Yongchuan County is located in the western, mountainous, and rural area of Chongqing. It is about halfway between the city centre of Chongqing and the city of Luzhou in Sichuan Province. The county is renowned for its scenic landscapes, especially its tea plantations and its bamboo forests . Many movie scenes have been shot in those pictural forests.
Only tea leaves picked in early spring are used for making Yongchuan Xiuya. The main production processes are the following:
The processed leaves are very thin and about 1 centimeter long. The dry leaves have an emerald green colour. Yongchuan Xiuya is a crisp and fresh green tea, with distinct notes of almond. The aftertaste is quite sweet.
1. Generally use 4g green tea per 200ml (7oz) water.
2. The water temperature for brewing green tea should be around 90º C.
3. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves, and wait for about 2 minutes’ infusion.
4. Then enjoy the tea. Could brew 3-4 times.