2023 Putuo Buddha Tea 普陀佛茶

2023 Putuo Buddha Tea 普陀佛茶

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This tea is grown in the island of Pu Tuo which is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site for the worship of Kuan Yin Boddhisattva (Avalokiteśvara Boddhisattva) very familiar to most Asians. Qin Shi Huang who was the first emperor of China around BCE 250 regarded this island as the legend sacred site where the elixir of immortality could be found. 

Putuo tea is known also known as tea in the clouds (普陀山云雾茶) to reflect its misty growing environment, Each leave is tiny and lightly curved, looking like small hooks or hairy snails, earning it another name of Phoenix's Tail (凤尾茶). Some leaves are covered in white downy hair, revealing its tenderness during picking. This tea was listed as a royal tribute tea during the late Qing dynasty.

Comes in 50 gm in a tea caddy.

3g to 150ml
80°C at 60-75sec

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