Monday, November 12, 2012

Chinese Green Tea - Ping Shui Ri Zhu (平水日铸)

Many Chinese tea drinkers are familiar with Gunpowder green tea, i.e. Ping Shui Zhu Cha (平水珠茶). It is a famous Chinese green tea from Zhe Jiang province. In his book, 4 World-Famous Chinese Green Teas, Mr. Chen introduced Ping Shui Ri Zhu (平水日铸). Although Ping Shui Zhu Cha was evolved from Ping Shui Ri Zhu, the two should not be confused. A historical famous Chinese green tea by itself, Ping Shui Ri Zhu dates back to Song Dynasty. Local government brought back its production in early 80's, and is a having a big push to regain its old fame.

1 comment:

heavy hedonist said...

I first tasted Gunpowder Green in my teens, when someone gave a small tin of it to my Grandmother-- she drank tea everyday, and taught me to do so, and people often bought her gifts of exotic and gourmet teas. In Buffalo in the 1970's/early 80's, anything but Salada was considered exotic!