About This Tea
This 1000g Fu-Brick is hand-made of 1st grade raw tea leaves. 1 bud with 3~4pcs tea leaves. The tea stalk is less than 10%.
The loose leaves of this tea brick were picked from wild tea bushes of Yuntai mountain. The leaves are intact, and even. Once opened, the golden flowers are obvious and densely 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 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~4th Grade|
|Shape||Zhuan Cha-Tea Brick|
|Processing Method||Pile/Artificial Fermentation|
|Tea Factory||AnHua ShengYuan Tea Company|
|Brand||Yi Ju Chang|
|Appearance||The loose leaves of this tea brick were picked from wild tea bushes of Yuntai mountain. The leaves are intact, and even. Once opened, the golden flowers are obvious and densely covered the leaves.|
|Aroma||It has a slightly pine smoky flavour. 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||1000g(35.3oz)|
Review by Ben
This is a great tea. Very healthy and has a wonderful flavor that is great both hot or iced. I would recommend drinking it traditionally hot with gaiwan or clay teapot. After drinking this for about a year, at least twice daily, I have noticed a dramatic decrease in general inflammation. I had a blood panel performed a month or two ago, and my non-fasting glucose was well within normal, as was my blood pressure and LDL/HDL cholesterol. This despite having meals rich in carbohydrates and fatty proteins such as eggs on a nearly daily basis, although I wouldn't recommend this eating habit for everyone. The point is that drinking this tea while having my meal or shortly thereafter, seems to help decrease the urge to snack and helps to maintain a normal blood sugar for me. My dad has Insulin-dependent diabetes, enjoys this tea as well and has ordered his first brick. I look forward to seeing the positive results for his as well. (Posted on 9/12/2016)
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