According to historical chronicles, "Yongхi Huo Qing" is the first of the spherically twisted green teas that appeared during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) on the Yongхi Shan, the Mountain of Rapid Brooks (Jing County, Anhui Province). Local legend say, that a certain scientist named Liu Jin, who was also called Luo Han Xian Sheng (Wise Teacher), while walking in the mountains, found a wild tea bush. He picked up it’s tender, silvery shoots and put it in a linen bag. On the way, the leaves in a bag twisted into ball shape. When he returned home he fried tea leaves on high heat. So the tea got a name "Fiery Freshness". The news about lovely aroma and juicy taste of this tea went rumor to the whole district and eventually reached the Emperor. Today this variety is rare, it is produced by only a few master technologists, really passionate about their business.
In appearance: small, glossy pellets of silver-green color. The aroma is fresh and delicate, herbal. The liquor is transparent, light greenish color.
The ready-made tea has fresh herbaceous bouquet with vegetal accent. The aroma is fresh and tender, herbaceous. The taste is refined to start, smoother in the middle, with delicate bitterness at the lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (70-80°С) in a porcelain gaiwan or in a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 4-5 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10-12 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 3-5 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can repeat this method up to 7-8 times.
«Yongхi Huo Qing» is a superb tea for gourmets and connoisseurs offering invigorating mouth experience!