Putuoshan Buddhist Tea
Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/5/7
Putuoshan Buddhist Tea is one of the traditional specialties of Zhoushan, which grows on the highest peak Foding Mountain of the sacred Buddhist Mountain, Putuoshan Mountain, whence came the name of Putuoshan Buddhist Mountain.
Putuoshan Buddhist Tea, in the shape of Jiangsu Biluochun, appears tight, slender, curly like a snail, and moist green in color. The soup is bright yellow green in color with pure and delicate flavor, which refreshes both your heart and spleen. Especially the second brew of tea has thicker fragrance and sweeter taste. Drinking the tea, you will feel quite cool to the bone even in June after working up a slight sweat.
Putuoshan Buddhist Tea has an ancient history. There have been records as early on as the Ming Dynasty. Through careful cultivation of the local mountain monks and habitants, it enjoys a great reputation for its unique flavor.
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