This unique tea is a precious and extremely rare gem, whose buds are only picked once per year. Its peculiar shape resembles the crimson beak of the beautiful Red-billed blue magpie, a corvid endemic to China, from which it takes its name. Just like the beak of this majestic bird, Ziquezui tea leaves have a beautiful purple-red shade, typical of its cultivar: Ziya wild trees. These ancient tea tree leaves are rich in anthocyanins, natural pigments that give a unique purple hue, and a light muscat flavor.
However, the processing phases that originate this tea - withering and drying - make it a white tea, with a delicate and mellow aroma, perfect for aging. After the first brew, the small buds open in the water and dance like a bird in the air, disclosing their refreshing and spicy aroma. The liquor shines of precious shades that vary from gold to emerald, and releases a pure sweetness, accompanied by a long-lasting floral aftertaste.
Origin: Chuxiong prefecture, Yunnan province Flush: Spring 2020 Format: 40 gr. Signature Pack Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
EASTERN BREWING Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water Brewing time: Begin with a 30-40 seconds brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. Water temperature: 85° C Number of brews: 10
WESTERN BREWING Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing time: 3-4 minutes Water temperature: 85° C
COLD BREW Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing:put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 6-7 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours
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All the teas included in our offer that are not part of our production, are the result of a careful selection made among the best Chinese producers, who share the key points of Eastern Leaves: care for the environment, precise and accurate processing methods, and only best-quality teas.
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
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