Fu Xi Tea is rich in selenium content in comparison with general tea varieties, such as Wu Zi Xian Hao Tea, Zi Yang Mao Jian Tea, and Zi Yang Yin Zhen Tea.
Selenium, discovered early in 1817, was considered to be a hazardous element. However, in 1973, the World Health Organization declared selenium to be a trace element essential to the human body.
There are two types of selenium—inorganic or organic. The former is found in soil and minerals while the later in fauna and flora. Approximately 15-30% of selenium can be dissolved in the tea liquid while brewing in tea sets.
Selenium helps strengthen immunity and prevent synthetization of ammonium. It proves effective for antitumorigenesis, antioxidation, purifying free radicals, deferring senility and recovering from radiation damage. Furthermore, selenium can also detoxify hazardous elements through excretion to protect skin and prevent cancer.
Today, Fu Xi tea is mainly produced in Enshi City of Hubei Province, Ziyang County of Shaanxi. Fenggang County of Guizhou and Shitai County of Anhui in China.
This tea is produced in the depths of the Mt. Qinling range of Ziyang County, Shaanxi Province. Its jade green leaves are flat and straight with fat and sturdy buds, white fuzz, clear green liquid, lasting fragrance, mellow and refreshing taste and tender and evenly settled brewed leaves.
The tea is produced in Mt. Qinling in Ziyang County, Shaanxi Province. Its leaves are curled, round and compact, jade green in color with white fuzz, bright green liquid, mild and lasting fragrance, and refreshing and mellow taste with a sweet after brew in unique tea sets. The area produces a green tea rich in selenium content in addition to its general green tea properties.
The tea is produced in Mt. Wuzi in Xixiang County, Shaanxi Province. It has a flat and smooth appearance, is jade green in color with white fuzz, bright green liquid, lasting fragrance of orchids, mellow and heavy taste with a refreshing and sweet aftertaste, tender and evenly settled brewed leaves, and rich natural content of zinc and selenium.
The tea is produced in Xixiang County, Shaanxi Province. Its leaves are neat and compact,deep green in color, with bright greenish-yellow liquid, fragrance of chestnuts, strong and heavy taste, and yellowish green brewed leaves, with rich natural content of zinc and selenium.