- April Mist Preparation
For those who prefer a little more strength in their green tea, April Mist is the way to go. Harvested from scattered wild tea bushes in the mountainous region of Ningde, Fujian, during the misty days of April, our Wild Bush Yunwu is lightly roasted to perfection. This Yunwu (translate: misty) makes a distinct difference from its counterparts that may look similar. There maybe other products that look like this, but the difference really is in the taste. The light, fresh aroma has a sweet barley undertone. The infusion is bright, clean, and refreshing, smooth and round with a light sweet aftertaste. An affordable green tea that is big on flavor!
Ingredients: Artisan green tea
Origin: Ningde, Fujian, China
Water Temperature: 160 -175 degrees
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water): 1 full Tbl. (4 grams)
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes
Number of Infusions: 3
I especially like using a high leaf to water ratio and steeping this tea with slightly cooler water. Our April Mist Wild Bush Yunwu may be prepared in a standard teapot, or in your favorite mug or lidded gaiwan. For best results, we recommend that you pre-warm your vessel, and place 4 grams of leaf per 6 oz of liquid, before infusing with 160-175 degree water for up to 2-3 minutes. As with all green teas, April Mist Wild Bush Yunwu can be infused at least three times. Increase the time and temperature slightly with each subsequent infusion. Experimenting with your own temperatures and steeping times is encouraged, especially with such a forgiving tea. Cooler temperatures and shorter times yield more mellow, fruity elements, while hotter water and longer times produce a sharper flavor. Always use the best-tasting water you can find, and adjust steeping times, quantity of leaves, and water temperature to your personal preferences.
We highly recommend brewing your tea in a teapot or mug with a removable infuser so that you can remove the leaves at the end of the steeping time. Whole leaf teas of this quality need room to unfurl and expand in the water in order to perform their "magic." If you don't have a removable infuser, you can brew the loose leaves directly in the pot. At the end of the steeping time, pour all of the tea into a warm serving pitcher or pot.