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Yong Chuan Xiu Ya Green Tea

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Yongchuanxiu is one of needle-shaped famous green tea ,produced in five tea mountains in yongchuan district of Chongqing City.

Dry leaves of the finished tea are very dense and small but change to bright and tender green leaves and buds when infused. These slender and elegant buds are the namesakes of the tea, “Xiu Ya”; here “xiu” means elegant and “ya” means bud.

The tea is made with 1 bud and 1 leaf  which are full, fresh and clean,With green, wrap, rolled and shake off the water, and dries.. five procedures.

Brewing Instructions

Teaware: 250ml glass or porcelain/ceramic pot

Amount: 2 rounded teaspoons (2g) of tea leaves

Water: 85°C filtered water

Infusions: First infusion at least 2 minutes. The leaves are good for 5 infusions. Add a little more time for each subsequent infusion. When re-infusing, retain some of the previous infusion before adding fresh wate

Research findings demonstrated that Yong Chuan Xiu Ya tea of high concentration increased the levels of serum ET,AchE and VIP compared to the low concentration. In this study,at the concentration of 1000 mg / kg by gavage,Yong Chuan Xiu Ya showed the shortest first black stool defecation time and the highest gastrointestinal transit. These results suggest that Yong Chuan Xiu Ya is of excellent constipation preventive effect.

In recent years, Chongqing's Yongchuan district has developed a tea economy based on Yongchuan Xiuya Tea, a type of Chinese green tea. The tea is produced in the mountainous areas of Yunwu Mountain, Yinshan Mountain, Bayue Mountain and Lushan Mountain. It was developed and produced by the Tea Research Institute of Chongqing Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 1959.

Appraised by the Tea Quality Testing Center of the Ministry of Agriculture, the amino acid content of Yongchuan Xiuya Tea is 4.6 percent, the tea polyphenol content is 21.2 percent, and the caffeine content is 2.5 percent.

With high amino acids, high tea polyphenols and low caffeine, Yongchuan Xiuya Tea has is considered to be a high-quality tea. It can lower blood sodium levels and prevent tooth decay, and has anti-oxidation effects.

Yongchuan Xiuya Tea is the earliest public brand of Chongqing tea that has obtained China's geographical indication certification. It has won the titles of "Top Ten Geographical Names of Famous Tea in China", "China's Excellent Regional Public Brand of Tea" and "Chongqing Top 10 Regional Public Brands".

Yongchuan not only has contiguous tea gardens, but also has many bamboo forests. Chashan Bamboo Sea is one of Yongchuan's famous tourist attractions.

The district will construct boutique tea garden scenic spots and rural tourist attractions, develop special tea products and hold tea-themed festivals in order to promote the integration and coordinated development of tea and tourism.

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