Tea Chapter

First Flush of The Year – Ming Qian Long Jing

April 5th, 2019

 

Ming Qian Long Jing

明前龙井

Time flies, and the Spring Festival seems to have just passed. It’s time to taste the Ming Qian Long Jing.

Qingming, one of the twenty-four solar terms in China, is usually around April 5th in the solar calendar.

The appearance of Ming Qian Long Jing Tea is green and fresh, with oily shiny light hair look, straight shape, the tea is dry and pure, tea leaf fragrance is natural and elegant, the whole leaves are light green and the shape is neat.

时间过得超快,春节好像刚过不久。就到了要品尝明前龙井的时候了。

中国二十四节气之一的清明通常是在阳历4月5日左右。

上选品的明前龙井茶的外观碧绿新鲜,带有油光,白毫特多,形状扁直,茶干香气清纯,叶底茶香呈天然清香,优雅飘逸,全叶淡绿青翠,形状整齐。

 

Treasure to pick up one day, and a grass in the evening

有句话说早采一天是个宝,晚采一天是根草

This sentence means the importance of tea picking time. In addition to the early picking time, Ming Qian Long Jing must emphasise the tenderness and integrity. The Ming Qian Long Jing tea is like a lotus heart, so it is also called “Lian Xin”.

这句话意思是说采茶时间的重要性,明前龙井除了采摘时间早以外,还要强调细嫩和完整。一般只采摘一个嫩芽,称作“莲心”。


 

Preparation of Ming Qian Long Jing

泡一壶好的明前龙井

Water temperature required by Ming Qian Long Jing is only 70 degrees of water temperature -Remember is that the water can’t be over boiled too much

The soaking time is usually 15 and 20 seconds. It is generally possible to brew up to 5 times. Each additional infusion of water requires an additional 2 to 3 seconds of brewing time.

水温: 70度 – 不过要记住的事项是水不可煮得过老

浸泡时间通常是15到20秒,过后就可以出汤了。

一般都可以冲泡5次,每加一次水入壶都需增加多2到3秒冲泡时间。

 

The correct way of storing Ming Qian Long Jing

如何收藏明前龙井?

Ming Qian Long Jing was a very delicate tea, and its life span was very short. Ming Qian Long Jing is best consumed within three months of purchase. Therefore, it is not recommended to buy more. It is best to store the former Long Jing in a cool place and to avoid the damp and hot places.

明前龙井是个非常娇贵的茶,寿命也非常短,它的尝鲜期只有短短的3个月。所以不建议多买,储存方面最好是能把明前龙井收藏在阴凉处,避免潮湿闷热的地方。

The above is a brief introduction of Ming Qian Long Jing Tea.
以上便是明前龙井茶的简单介绍。