Teaesk Yellow Mountain Loose Tea Leaves
Teaesk Yellow Mountain Green tea in China is known as ‘Mei Cha’, meaning “Eyebrow Tea”. This tea has inherited its name because the curled and wispy shape of the leaves resembles eyebrows. A fun fact: in China, long eyebrows are a representation of good health and longevity, therefore drinking eyebrow tea bare’s an affiliation with health and a long life. Most regions in China produce a type of Mei Cha; this tea comes from the beautiful mountainous Anhui Province in the Huang Shan tea region, which is home to some of China’s famous teas. Huang Shan translates to ‘Yellow Mountain’, and is located in the southernmost part of Anhui Province, eastern China. This part of the world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you can only imagine the pristine conditions and the abundance of tea culture found here. This tea is picked by hand in the middle of April and is left whole, as most Mei Cha is machine cut for grading purposes. In saying that, the Mei Cha that is sold within China has not been cut and is therefore graded by how thick the leaves (the thicker the leaves, the lower the grade). Teaesk Yellow Mountain Green tea is very thin showing that it is of a higher grade. So cheers to good health and longevity!