The term Ming Qian Cha – 明前 茶 is mentioned for teas from the most valuable early harvests of the year when the first leaves of the highest quality are sprouting. It literally means teas harvested before the Qing Ming Spring Festival (early April).
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Fresh aromatic green tea from the above gardens on Mount Wu Liang (1670 MASL). Dark green even leaf with a noticeable proportion of silvery tips.
Leaf fresh aroma with a hint of fruit, infusion of sparkling yellow-green color, fresh stronger flavors with a hint of fruit and a typical hint of chestnut flowers. Aftertaste is pleasantly sweet in other infusions and the fruity taste stands out.
Ceratophyllum or Gynostemma is a climbing plant from the pumpkin family, which originated in southern China. Low temperature resistance to -15°C. In winter, the above-ground part disappears, but reappears in spring. It can also be planted in pots. This plant is sometimes called five-leaf ginseng or southern ginseng; it has nothing to do with real ginseng (Panax ginseng).
Fresh, only lightly dried Lycium chinense (goji, wolfberries), which has been used throughout China for centuries.
The shape is a bit like raisins, the taste of the fruit is sweet with a slightly sour aftertaste.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and among ordinary Chinese, goji is considered an indispensable food supplement. It is known for its benefits to the human body, both in young and old age. No negative side effects are known.
'Narcissus from the Wu Yi Mountains' - one of the most famous cliff (yancha) oolongs. It is made from the cultivar of the same name, which is harvested in late spring.
The tea soup is brown-orange, with a strong aroma, a richer taste, and a fruity sweet aftertaste. For a given price, this is also a very delicious tea, thanks to its mass production.
Dried hawthorn berries (shan-zha, lat. Crataegus cuneata) - helps good digestion, removes fats from blood vessels, lowers blood cholesterol levels and breaks down fatty acids (which helps it lose weight), lowers blood pressure and has heart-specific antioxidant effects, which can help fight most heart diseases.