Meishan (梅山) is the ancient name of the region in central Hunan Province, centered around Anhua County and Xinhua County, which is the production area of Anhua Dark Tea.Continue reading What are the Meishan Mysteries?
Any tea variety is always a reflection of its place of origin. The soil imparts its qualities to the tea plants and the weather influences how the leaves are processed. Local customs and eating habits also play a role.Continue reading The geographical origins of Anhua Dark Tea
Meishan Treasures is our tea club for those who, like us, drink Anhua Dark Tea on a regular basis and wish to have access to all its range of tastes and experiences.Continue reading Meishan Treasures (tea club)
If you visit Anhua County and pay attention to the names of places, you will see that many have one or both of the characters 溪 (creek / river) and 沙 (sand / river bank) in them.Continue reading Covered bridges, rivers, and tea transportation
Sometimes people like to know who is behind a website. We understand this and feel it is a fair request. Instead of writing a long post, we created a video collage of pictures of us in Anhua County, Hunan Province.Continue reading Behind the scenes
Anhua Dark Tea is certainly one of the tea varieties that requires the most processing steps. While every single step has its purpose in the making of the final product, none is as defining as the Qixing Stove (七星灶) sequence. It is also unique to Anhua Dark Tea. All its variations go through it.Continue reading Qixing Stove, the tool that gives Anhua Dark Tea its soul
Artisanal tea is always closely linked to its place of origin. Anhua County in central Hunan Province is the place where Anhua Dark Tea is grown and processed. The comforting character of Anhua Dark Tea is strongly associated with the misty mountain forests of Anhua County and the many streams that cross it.Continue reading Anhua County impressions