"Pumpkin Seeds" from the misty mountains of Liu An Prefecture (Anhui Province) – is a spring leaf tea with wonderful taste, memorable flavour and a long history. Included into the top ten Chinese teas. The earliest mention of this tea was found in the chronicles of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), its mild taste and enchanting scent enthrall heroes of the classical novel "Dream in the Red Chamber» (XVIII c.). Since 1905 it had received the status of favorite tea of the Empress Ci Ci. The name "pumpkin seeds" came from healthy properties of this tea, similar to the prototype: pumpkin seeds contain health-supportive oils, vitamins and zinc. In Chinese medicine it is commonly used to treat digestive problems, bile ducts, and sexual dysfunction. And the "Liu An" area which translates as "Six tranquilities" adds another positive dimension to this wonderful tea.
When dry these are these are medium-size dark green leaves of an axial twist dark green tones. The scent of dry tea is bright, grassy with a hint of nut. The infusion is clear, with a very light yellow-green hue.
The bouquet of ready tea is bright, vivid, memorable, grassy, with notes of the young cucumbers, meadow flowers and dairy nuts. The taste is juicy, silky and soft. The flavour is fresh, grassy-flower. Excellent refreshing aftertaste.
Preparation: brew with boiling water, cooled down to 90 ° C in a gaivan or glassware. The proportion of tea leaves to water: 5 m. to 100 ml.
Use "pouring brewing method" (pouring boiling hot water through leaves, gradually extending exposure). The leaves last for 7-8 brews.
Perfectly allays thirst, clears the perception and exalts.