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Cloud and Mist Tea, or Yun Wu in Mandarin, is harvested at high altitudes on Huaguo Mountain where the fog is thick, keeping the tea bushes hydrated and protected from the sun rays. Once processed, Yun Wu tends to have characteristically irregular twisted leaves, however, it has also been seen rolled up into small pellets or spiral shapes. Its unique growing conditions yield a layered cup with fruity notes and a very light smokiness.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.
Legend has it that Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, who was quite fond of peaches and wine, one day grew tired of his normal fare. He decided to travel toward the heavens to enjoy some tea typically reserved for the emperor and queen mother alone. As he flew, a tea tree that he did not recognize caught his eye. It was harvest season, but alas the Monkey King did now know how to harvest the tea.
At that moment a flock of birds flew by and asked the king what was the matter. The king told them that he thought Huahuo Mountain was lovely, but was saddened by the lack of tea trees. Upon hearing this the birds helped him to harvest the tea seeds. Each bird carried a portion towards Huaguo Mountain. As they journeyed above Mount Lu, they were awed by its beauty and began to sing. This distraction caused them to drop their precious cargo. Thus the tea tree took root and continued to grow on the misty mountain top.