Enshi Yulu Tea


Enshi Yulu is a kind of steamed needle shaped green tea with fresh scent fragrance. Enshi Yulu is made from fresh leaves of local variety "Entai Zao" or the suitable clone variety under the unique natural ecological environment conditions in the geographical indication product protection area.

The scope of the Enshi Yulu protection area is Enshi City of Hubei Province. Enshi City is located in the hinterland of Wuling mountain area with fertile soil and rich vegetation. The annual average temperature is 16.4℃, the annual frost free period is 282 days, the annual rainfall is about 1525mm, and the relative humidity is 82%. It is the ideal place for high quality tea production.

Enshi Yulu is made of one bud one leaf or one bud two leaf fresh leaves by tea green removing with steaming. Picking requirements are strict, for example, the buds and leaves must be even, straight, pine needle shaped, pekoe exposed, verdant and green. It has the characteristics of clear and bright tea soup, long lasting fragrance, fresh mellow taste, and green leaf as jade. (Courtesy of the IP Protection Department of CNIPA)