Anhua Dark Tea is a fascinating tea variety. To really know and understand it, you will need multiple tasting sessions of all its variations. Following are a series of essential facts that serve as a basic introduction and companion to your discovery of this tasty and unique tea:
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.
Among all variations of Anhua Dark Tea, Fu Brick Tea is the only one that is intentionally processed in such a way to produce ‘Golden Flowers’ (金花). These beneficial microorganisms are reputed for their healthy properties and their mellowing effect on the tea leaves. While they can appear naturally in a humid environment like Anhua County, they are not always welcome by local tea artisans, as they transform the quality of the tea leaves. However, in the case of Fu Brick Tea, ’Golden Flowers’ are an integral part of the experience. Continue reading Introducing 2017 Gongjian Fu Brick
We will be in China from mid-September until mid-November. The online shop will be closed from 15 September until 22 September. After that period, the shop will be open again and the teas will be directly shipped from China. Products bought until the 15th will be shipped as usual.
Dark tea is one of the six tea types, next to green tea, white tea, yellow tea, wulong tea, and red (black) tea. All tea types are defined by the processing techniques used to transform the freshly picked tea leaves.
For most of you, Anhua Dark Tea is probably a new experience. At the moment it belongs to the lesser known teas and many experienced tea lovers have never tried it, despite its long lasting history. Every tea has its own profile and character. This is why any tea should always be appreciated by its own criteria.
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