Yun Wu (Clouds and Mist)

Organic Green Tea 2023

Yun Wu is made from fully matured whole leaves that brew both bodied and smooth, robust but not heavy. An excellent, inexpensive green tea for everyday drinking.

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Tea Origin
Anhui Province, China

Tea Bush
Qimen Xiaochuyezhong (Qimen Small Leaf Tea Bush)

Tea Maker
Fang Guoqiang and Xu Zhaoyu

Harvest Time
Late April

Plucking Standard
Four to five leaves

Yun Wu, literally meaning “clouds and mist,” is something of a generic name for green teas. We feel it is appropriate to use for this particular tea because it’s evocative of the foggy mountain gardens this tea was grown in Anhui Province. Throughout Chinese history, Huangshan has attracted many artists to paint the clouds against the backdrop of its rugged mountains, with pine trees growing out of rock cliffs.

These are the same organic gardens that produce our popular Fo Mei (Buddha’s Eyebrow) green tea. The tea gardens sit between 500 – 600 meters above sea level. At this elevation, thick clouds blanket the land. This cloud cover simultaneously helps keep the garden’s tea bushes hydrated with mist and also provides some welcome shade from direct sunlight. This excellent climate yields thick-leafed tea, rich with flavorful amino acids.

Compared to Fo Mei (Buddha’s Eyebrow), Yun Wu is harvested earlier in the spring season and great care is taken to preserve the wholeness of its leaves. The result is a tea that balances the intensity of fully mature leaves with the sweetness of the spring harvest.

No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.

Yun Wu (Clouds and Mist) brewing guidelines

5 grams (1 Tb) tea

12 oz 88°C (190ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

At least 4 infusions: 3, 3, 5, 8 minutes