Yulu Jade Dew
Garden Direct Green Tea
Yulu Jade Dew
Yulu Jade Dew
Yulu Jade Dew
Yulu Jade Dew
Yulu Jade Dew

Yulu Jade Dew

A vibrant and smooth cup with plenty of rich umami and notes of alpine, this green tea is crafted from the famed Long Jing #43 cultivar.

25+ Servings


Marcona almond, fresh cut pine,

bittersweet grapefruit zest,

vibrant green and juicy body

About this tea

This original Hubei green tea known as Yu Lu (Jade Dew) is produced according to an old style, artisan method of steaming, kneading and gently roasting green tea that renders an attractive pine needle shape and a deeply satisfying taste. Yu Lu was a Tribute Tea during the 1700s in Qing Dynasty China. Yu Lu is considered one of the historical precursors of sencha and gyokuro adapted by Japanese tea makers. Yulu Jade Dew has a vibrant energy and smooth taste with rich layers of umami. The aroma and aftertaste have a special presence and balance of fresh alpine and toasted almond.

This early spring micro-lot really highlights the richness and fresh taste of the Long Jing #43 cultivar grown organically in the remote alpine terroir of Xuan’en, a mountainous region of Southwestern Hubei that is famous for its remote forests and Taoist temples. During the 1600s and 1700s, monks and explorers from Japan traveled in this region to study Taoism and Buddhism where they also experienced this unique style of green tea processing. They took inspiration from the Yu Lu style of steaming, kneading and roasting of tea leaves back to Japan where sencha and later gyokuro was developed. Steamed tea lovers will refresh in this cup of tea with its unique history and one-of-a-kind character.


Green tea


Jin Long Ping Village, Xuan’en County, Hubei Province, China


Long Jing #43 


March 25 – April 3, 2024


700 - 900 meters

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Jin Long Ping

Xuan’en County, Hubei Province, China

We work with tea farmers in the remote, high elevation tea gardens of Xuan En county. Nestled amongst the forested Wuling Mountain range, which rolls into western Hubei province from neighboring Sichuan province, these farms create an ideal climate for organic tea with an exceptionally unique character.

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