The Origin and Types of Oolong Tea
the origin of the name of oolong tea
Oolong tea, also known as green tea, semi-fermented tea, to the tea named after the founder. Its most famous number in Fujian and Guangdong to the second property. Fujian which "Wuyi" one of the few. Oolong tea is China's major, the unique characteristics and distinct category of tea. The selection of tea, but also some of the color legend, as far as "Fujian's tea", "Fujian tea folklore" contains the Qing Dynasty Yongzheng, Anxi County in Fujian Province village a tea farmers as well as hunting expert, surnamed Su were long, due to He looks healthy complexion, villagers call him "own" the spring of the year, Oolong tea waist hanging baskets, and he led the mountains hunting tea, taken to noon, suddenly a deer from the hill side, own arms shooting but desperately wounded deer mountain towards the mountains, the own hot pursuit followed, and finally capture the prey, when the deer back home when the mountain is midnight, Oolong and slaughtered the whole family busy, try Game, has been tea thing will completely forgotten. The early morning the next day the whole family busy frying talents back yesterday's "Tea green." Place did not expect a night of fresh leaves have been bordered by a red edge, and emitting bursts of fragrance, when the system leaves good, strong taste of extra scent, no taste of the bitter past and attentive Sato and repeated tests, After carving wilt, rolling green, semi-fermented, baking processes, and finally produced a good quality Oolong tea ---- New. Anxi oolong tea also has become a well-known of the birthplace of tea.
Types of Oolong tea
1.Ti Kuan Yin
Ti Kuan Yin tea is one of the ten most famous teas in China. which translated as "Iron Goddess of Mercy", is worldwide well-known Chinese Oolong tea. The dry tea leaves of Ti Kuan Yin is much heavier than other Chinese tea. In China, it is described by such words as "weigh like iron". The unique flavor of Ti Kuan Yin tea praised by Chinse tea farmers as the present bestowed by Kwan-yin ( Kwan-yin: A goddess in Chinese fairy tale). Hence, Ti Kuan Yin tea is so called. The original producing area of Ti Kuan Yin tea is Xiping village of Anxi county in Fujian province. Till now, the production of Ti Kuan Yin tea in Anxi has lasted more than 200 yeas. The appearance of Ti Kuan Yin tea is "dragonfly head, spiral body, frog leg, mogalsar geen leaf covered with white frost. heavy body". When steeping, Ti Kuan Yin tea is firstly tasted mellow with strong fragrance. After veral infusions, the Ti Kuan Yin's fragrance is still remain. At the same time, a sweet aftertaste quickly rise from the throat. Indeed, it's hard to correctly describe the Ti Kuan Yin's flavor. Right or wrong, Ti Kuan Yin's unique flavored is named as "Kuan Yin flavor". Also, Ti Kuan Yin tea wins the reputation fo " lingering fragrance remain after seven times infusions".
2. Rou Gui
Rou Gui is the latest tea added to Wu Yi’s famous five bushes (previously only four consisting of Tie Luo Han, Shui Jin Gui, Da Hong Pao and Bai Ji Guan; referred to as Si Da Ming Cong). All these teas originate from Mount Wuyi in Northern Fujian of China. This tea leaves is picked with special care by only choosing the best leaves.
3. Phoenix single bush
single bush come from GuangDong Cao'an district's Phoenix Mountains.The
outstanding single bush with idiosyncracy in the Phoenix Narcissus
variety colony is selected and plucked to produce Phoenix single bush.
According to the various nuances in taste and fragrance, Phoenix single
bush can be further categorized into more than 80 varieties, such as
"Huang Zhi Xiang","Rou Gui Xiang", "Xing Ren Xiang" etc.
Long,twisted leaves show with yellow auburn color. When infused, the gentle natural floral aroma and mellow, brisk taste will farthest satisfy your palate and nose. Phoenix single bush is definitely differentiated from other Single bush Oolongs by its special "mountain rhythm". The liquor of the cup is clear like tea oil.The tealeaves after infusion are green with red edge.
4.Taiwan Ali Mountain Oolong Tea
Ali Mountain Oolong Tea grows at Ali Mountain , 1300 of elevation. In
the thick fog surrounds perennially, the temperature is low, the tea
produced draws on day. Moon. Quintessence revealed. So its fragrant
smell is original and special, fragrance overflows in the entry sweetly
and fragrantly, for its special point.
5.Da Hong Pao-Grade
Da Hong Pao Tea is one of the ten most famous teas in China. Among all Bohea teas, Da Hong Pao has the best reputation. Da Hong Pao is a myth of Chinese tea, since so many mythic stories about it but so rare it is--it's said only several liangs available each year. The "TRUE" Da Hong Pao is nearly impossible to gain. The original Dahongpao is made from the tea plants which grown in a cliff in wuyi mountain. The location of that cliff is named "Nine Drgaon Cave" . Throughout the year, the transudatory fountain from crevices between rocks nourish the four "Dahongpao" tea plants which survive after one thousand years. Dahongpao plants is the natural peerless production. Each liang of "TURE" Dahongpao is sold at thousands US dollars. The tightly twisted leaves of Dahongpao are greenish brown in color. The orange tea liquid come with strong floral fragrance. Even after nine infusions, the floral fragrance like sweet-scented osmanthus still remain. After tasting, the fragrance will last in your mouth for long time. The Dahongpao tea available in tea market is made from tea plants which cloned from the original "Dahongpao" plants in cliff.