What is Yun Wu tea?
Yun Wu is a popular Chinese green tea, native to the Lushan Mountains of the Jianxi Province, but now grown in almost all major green tea regions in China. ‘Yun Wu’ translates to ‘clouds and mist,’ thus referring to the microclimate ideal for premium tea farming. Yun Wu tea leaves are hand-plucked in April and processed into tightly curled strips that eventually open up after several steeps.
What does Yun Wu tea taste like?
Yun Wu has a lingering roasted chestnut aroma that complements its medium to full-bodied nature and sweet aftertaste. Regular Yun Wu drinkers describe its flavor as “primarily vegetal,” with “spinach and green bean notes,” along with some “peach-like fruity sweetness.” Though its “heavy/buttery quality” is a matter of personal preference, it is typically considered “a nice tea to drink with a meal.” Despite its poetic name, Yun Wu is a casual and reliable roasted green tea variety. It is produced mechanically in many Chinese regions and usually reasonably priced. Great everyday Chinese green tea.
The highest quality Yun Wu comes from Lushan. To check the quality of your Yun Wu tea, observe its infused leaves. They should be whole leaves, large, dark green, and delicate. They should be neither under-cooked (can be identified by a grassy aroma) nor over-toasted (having a burnt taste).
Other famous Chinese green teas are Dragonwell, Bi Luo Chun, Gunpowder, and Xinyang Mao Jian.
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Clouds & Mist Sachets, Organic
Premium Green Tea SachetTea Leaf Origin: Zhejiang, China. This pale golden infusion has a compelling mixture of smoky, vegetal, and citrus aromas. Its earthy taste is well rounded with a slight note of toasted pecans and a buttery finish. This pale golden infusion has a compelling mixture of smoky, vegetal, and citrus aromas. Its earthy taste is well rounded with a slight note of toasted pecans and a buttery finish. The young leaves of this tea are harvested in the Spring from tender buds grown on scenic mountains shrouded in thick mist, praised for centuries as "green gold" or yunwu. Now available in pyramid tea sachets so you can have convenience with your premium Chinese green tea.
Clouds & Mist, Organic
Clouds and Mist organic green tea makes a lasting impression. Also known as 'yunwu', the subtle aroma that comes from its clear, golden yellow infusion is a compelling mixture of smoky, citrus and vegetal. Its earthy taste, reminiscent of sweet, roasted artichokes, is well-rounded, with a slight note of toasted pecans. Clouds and Mist is very structured in its flavor assertive and smoky in forward body, and developing over time to a softly sweet, buttery finish making it a perfect green tea for morning. The curly silver-speckled leaves are harvested in the spring from tender tea buds. Praised as 'green gold' for centuries, it is one of China's traditional imperial tribute teas. Clouds and Mist takes its name from the seas of mystically shrouded peaks on which this prized green tea is grown, using USDA certified Organic farming methods. Brews well for three to four infusions.
Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea
Refreshing and brisk, durable infusions. Renowned throughout China for its breathtaking scenery, Jiangxi Province is also the home of Lu Shan Yun Wu green tea. The leaves of this tea curl into small spirals due to its unique rolling process, where the leaves are placed in a rounded bamboo basket and then rolled by hand into strips. This tea has a mellow flavor and thick fragrance: if you love tea with a long-lasting flavor, then this is the perfect choice for you.
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Isabelle is a freelance writer, self-taught tea nerd, and tea blending enthusiast. She is a herbalist with a strong interest in Ayurveda. Each year Isabelle travels extensively, returning with tea samples from around the world. She is a big fan of handmade teaware and Japanese green teas.