This tea garden at Ma'An village in Xuan En are situated at nearly 1,200m above sea level in elevation. Our other organic tea gardens in Xuan En are situated between 800m–nearly 2,000m above sea level. This high elevation growing condition results in a very tender green tea, nurtured by the clouds and cool mist of early spring. With lower sunlight penetrating through the misty air, the tea bushes grow more slowly than those at lower elevations. They develop rich, mature flavors and a deep umami nuttiness not found lower on the mountain. This is due to the tea bushes producing more L-theanine amino acid at high elevation and lower concentrations of catechin polyphenol, which gives tea its astringency. This creates the smooth, rich and almost brothy-tasting flavor profile that Rishi's Jade Cloud is known for.