Story At one time the mountain was a volcano and so it made the soil
very rich. There are always clouds surrounding the mountain. Since
the time of the Tang Dynasty the tea from this mountain was famous.
Many scholars and authors wrote about this tea. Sent to the
emperor, in those times it was so precious it was worth more than
gold. He would not even send it to his staff. They wrapped the tea
in a thin gold sheet with a picture of dragon and phoenix
signifying the preciousness of the tea. It contains much higher
vitamin and antioxidant levels than farmed tea. The tea that comes
from the Wuyi Mountains is so rich in vitamins and minerals that
the Government has conducted many in depth studies on this. This
tea retails at over $3000 per 500 grams in Beijing
Description This wild Lapsong Souchong is among our favorite wild teas in
China as well as one of the most rare. This tea is harvested early
in the morning. The tea processing is short because as the tea
withers, it naturally ferments. Local pine tree branches are used
to dry the tea, so the tea has a unique pine and honey like flavor.
Then the tea is lightly fried which is when the beautiful red color
begins to come out. This is a warming tea so good for drinking in
the winter to keep your body warm. When you drink the tea you will
feel a subtle rising Qi energy accompanied by feelings of
happiness.The tea trees are surrounded by many different plants and
flowers, while the air is pure and clean setting the stage for the
perfect tea. The longer you keep it the better the fragrance gets,
the more smooth the taste gets, and the better the energy, making
it a good investment. The highest tree on this mountain is 2158m.
The trees are more than 200 Years old.
Location: Wuyishan, Fujian Province, China