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2016 "Yellow Mountain Fur Peak"

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Yellow Mountain Fur Peak, or Huangshan Maofeng, is a highly coveted green tea from the legendary Huangshan region in southern Anhui.  Cool, misty, rugged mountains and generations of tea expertise have no choice but to produce sensational green teas. 

Fame dates back to the Qing Dynasty, when the imperial court demanded Yellow Mountain Fur Peak as a tribute tea.

In 2007, China President Hu Jintao famously gifted Yellow Mountain Fur Peak tea to visiting Russian President, Vladimir Putin.  Only the rarest tribute-grade teas are gifted to foreign dignitaries and diplomats, a unparalleled sign of respect and best wishes for good relations in the future.

As luck may have it, we have obtained a small batch of premium quality Yellow Mountain Fur Peak for our own enjoyment...  Balanced, vegetal notes are accented by the subtle sweetness of orchids, seaweed, and fresh hay.

Notes:         orchid, seaweed, butter, hay

Infusion:      170ºF / 77ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin:         Huangshan area, southern Anhui Province, China




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Tea Infusion Quantities

So how many cups is 50g of tea? Or 1lb of tea leaves?

The appropriate amount to use depends on the size of the teapot, teacup, or gaiwan, and how much water is being applied.  Typically, an average serving of tea in a small-medium vessel is about 4-6 grams.  Experienced tea drinkers will often use 6-8 grams per serving - with shorter and more frequent infusions.

Therefore, a 50 gram pouch of tea should be good for 8-12 servings of tea.  Depending on the type of tea, however, the leaves can withstand several "steepings", so that 50 gram pouch should allow for 24-50 cups of tea!  And, since a pound (lb) is about 450 grams, a properly steeped pound of tea should produce several hundred cups of tea!

 

Quantity of Tea

50 grams

100 grams

1 pound

Servings

8-12 servings

16-24 servings

70-85 servings

Cups of Tea*

24-50 cups

50-100 cups

200-400 cups

*often depending on the technique of the tea master, time per infusion, and thirst of the drinkers