Feng Hua is a district of the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. Fenghua was established as a county in the Tang dynasty, in the territory of Mingzhou. Its name means "Accepting Reform" and was adopted during imperial times.
This green tea from the Zhejiang region has only been cultivated since the Song dynasty, but that does nothing to minimize its popularity. Eight hundred years ago, to be precise. During Song Dynasty China, Feng Hua Qu Hao green tea was the most revered green tea. The Song Dynasty's emperor, Song Ren Zhong, enjoyed the tea very much. Emperor Song Ren Zhong was known as one of the most prominent tea connoisseurs of his time. The name Qu Hao means ‘curved hairy tips’ and comes from the particularly narrow, rich green leaves that look like tiny hooks.
This batch of tea comes from Yun Doug Shan in Feng Hua - a mountainous area that is removed from the industrialized and polluted parts of the country. The soil that is rich in minerals imparts more depth and a longer finish to the tea. Tea harvested in early spring before the Qingming festival (15th day after the spring equinox), is sought after for its delicate and refined notes.
Invigorating freshness you’ll want to embrace. Grown in the cool, misty hills of Feng Hua, this luxuriously rich organic green tea from high mountains steeps ethereal notes of artichokes and asparagus with hints of roasted corn. This delicate, rare loose leaf tea is rich in health-enhancing theanine and offers a clean, light liquor with the most refreshingly delicate and soothing flavor. A beautiful pale green cup with again a lot of umami. Notes of sweet boiled corn, peas. Sweet clean finish. Very pleasing.
Brewing Guide: Use between one and two teaspoons of leaves per cup of 75-85 degree water (167-185 fahrenheit) for up to one minute. Increase the steeping time for each subsequent brewing.