About This Tea
This 300g Fu-Brick is made of 3rd grade raw tea leaves. 1 bud with 5~6pcs tea leaves. The tea stalk is less than 18%.
The loose leaves of this tea brick have been chopped and mixed with tea stalks. The dark brown leaves evenly mixed with black stalks. Once breaked, the golden flowers are obvious anddensely covered the leaves.
It has a slightly pine smoky flavour. The aroma is deep, thick and earthy.
The tea soup is in bright orange color, limpid, clear, which is very different from the creamy, thick dark red Pu-erh tea soup. This is another feature of AnHua dark tea.
This tea will give you a crisp, fresh, aromatic and clean taste. The pine smoky fragrance is remarkable yet in a pleasant way, not heavy and harsh.
The tea trees are original large-leaved species that grow in XueFeng mountain area. The average elevation is 1000 meters above the sea level. All the tea trees are naturally grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.
AnHua XueFeng mountain area locates in the magical 30 degrees north latitude-a subtropical monsoon climate zone, which has distinct seasons, abundant rainfall and short cold period. The annual average temperature is 16.2℃, average rainfall 1687.7mm, annual average relative humidity 81%.
The soil of this area is developed from tillite, slate. The soil acid alkalinity is well balanced and the soil contains rich organic material such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium etc.
Zi River flowing through AnHua County. It is 120.85km in length, has 48 branches and covers 98% of the basin area of the County. In ZheXi area, due to the large water effects, the frost-free period lasts an average of 300 days. The weather here is warm in winter and cool in summer, which is very suitable for the growing of the tea trees.
The Mystical "Golden Flower"
The post-fermentate dark tea is purposely processed and fermented in a humid environment to promote the growth of certain fungi, which have been called "jin hua" literally "golden flowers" because of its golden yellow color.
"Golden Flower" is the nickname of eurotium cristatum (coronoid process of eurotium fungi).
Generally speaking, the process of producing "Golden Flower " is----the water and heat during fermentation promote the growth of preponderant fungus---eurotium cristatum. Which will further join together with the polyphenols mixture of phenolic compounds inside tea leaves, then the "golden flower" start growing. So, it is also the process of forming the special dark color, aroma and flavor of the dark tea.
The “Golden Flower” is in yellow granular thallus form and could only be found after dark tea bricks split.
The quantity of the golden flower granule is a very important factor in judging the quality of a dark tea brick. It affects the composition and aroma of Fu brick tea and greatly improves the quality and flavor of dark tea.
It is considered one of the key elements that not only make dark tea have its symbolized aroma and taste but also have health benefits for people.
|Other Names||Hunan Hei Cha, Chinese Black Tea, fu zhuan, fu-brick,gold flower brick tea, jinhua heicha|
|Growing Area||Ci Zhuang village, ChenWang Area, JiangNan Town, Anhua County, YiYang City, HuNan Province, China|
|Harvest Period||Mid May|
|Year of Manufacture||2014|
|Leaf Grade||3rd Grade|
|Shape||Zhuan Cha-Tea Brick|
|Processing Method||Pile/Artificial Fermentation|
|Tea Factory||AnHua LianXi Tea Factory|
|Appearance||The loose leaves of this tea brick have been chopped and mixed with tea stalks. The dark brown leaves evenly mixed with black stalks. Once breaked, the golden flowers are obvious anddensely covered the leaves.|
|Aroma||It has a slightly pine smoky flavor. The aroma is deep, thick and earthy.|
|Liquor||The tea soup is in bright orange color, limpid, clear, which is very different from the creamy, thick dark red Pu-erh tea soup. This is another feature of AnHua dark tea.|
|Tasting Notes||This tea will give you a crisp, fresh, aromatic and clean taste.|
|Teaware||Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)|
|Steeping Instructions||Add tea into the teapot or Gaiwan→Quickly wash the tea with hot water for 2 times→Add hot water and steep for 30 secs for the first infusions.Gradually extend the steeping time for the next infusions.|
|Storage||Keep this tea in tin, porcelain, clay or pottery tea caddies. Air the tea before drinking to get a better flavor.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
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|Packing & Weight||300g(10.6oz)|
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