Fu Xi Tea Varieties

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.

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Gao Qiao Yin Feng Tea

The curved Gao Qiao Yin Feng is a brand of baked green tea developed by the Tea Research Institute of Hunan Province in 1959, and produced in Gaoqiao Tow, Changsha County. It features a compact, slim and curved appearance with silver white fuzz, jade green color, perfect brew in China tea sets, bright yellowish-green liquid, strong and lasting fragrance, refreshing and mellow taste, tender, evenly brewed leaves.

Wu Yuan Ming Mei

There is a popular saying: “Where can Ming Mei Tea be found? In the households of the most beautiful countryside!” Wu Yuan Ming Mei Tea is produced in the Wuyuan County of Jiangxi Province, with the reputation of the “Most Beautiful Countryside in China.” Situated along the border between Anhui and Jiangxi Province, Wuyuan was under the administration of the Hui Prefecture in the past.

In March 2005, the local government applied for registration of a trade mark known as “Wuyuan Green Tea.” Wu Yuan Ming Mei Tea. the most famous green tea in Wuyuan, is a semi-baked and semi-roasted green tea variety processed through deactivation, rolling, baking, roasting in pans and rebaking.

It is curved like eyebrows, with brilliant white fuzz, refreshing, sweet and mellow taste, lasting fruity fragrance. The tea liquid is green, with tender, even and unbroken brewed leaves.

To brew in English tea sets, adopt the tea middle-brewing method. While steeping, the leaves resemble lading plum blossoms.” The fragrance and taste are best in the second brew, and the taste and fragrance remain even after several brews.

Quality & Safety Certification Of Tea

The OS stamp is familiar for it is seen on the packaging of various foods and commodities, such as milk and yoghurt.

The brands may vary but the stamp remains the same. What is QS? And what does QS certification mean?

QS is an acronym for “Quality Safety,” adopted as a stamp of approval in China for food quality and safety administration. The products carrying a QS mark are deemed as conforming to mandatory tests by competent institutions of the country. Usually the production license code numbers are also printed, and only the foodstuffs with QS can be sold in the market. Since 2005, China General Administration of Quality Testing and Inspection officially put tea products in the category of foodstuffs and implemented the market-entry licensing system from 2006. So far many tea enterprises have successively gained the QS certification, and still others are applying for the certification.

For a long time, quality control of the tea industry was difficult because of the scattered tea leaves plantations. As a result, it was difficult to segregate the conforming and nonconforming products, and pesticide residue and heavy metal content were above the minimum requirements for some tea varieties. Consequently, China’s tea export volume decreased. In recent years, such incidents as the “toxin content in Bi Luo Chun” in AnhuiProvince and dyed “Bi Luo Chun” in GuizhouProvince have had a negative impact. Therefore, quality and safety administration in the tea industry have become an important issue. Enforcement of QS certification ensures sale tea products in the tea market.

Yue Zhou Long Jing

Yue Zhou Long Jing is the collective name for Long Jing tea vanety processed from fresh leaves from the counties, districts and cities of Xinchang, Cheng,zhou, Shaoxing. Yuecheng, Zhuji, Pan’an, Shangyu. Dongyang and Tiantai. Tea production areas outside ZhejiangProvince also produce Long Jing tea processed according to Long Jing tea techniques. The tea products appear similar to Long Jing tea. but a brewing in Japanese tea sets, there are marked differences in fragrance and taste from the orlgi Long Jing tea.

The fresh Long Jing tea leaves should be spread on the ground for a specific period, prior to roasting and producing. If sent immediately for deactivation, the dried tea would retain the smell of fresh leaves and the color would be a little too dark and would look coarse.

Long Jing White

Long Jing white tea actually belongs to a green tea variety locally known as “Long Cha,” mainly produced in the Anji and Pang’an counties of Zhejiang Province. Using the technique of Long Jing, the tea is processed from the fresh white tea leaves from local tea plantations. Making tea with Chinese tea sets will be more wonderful!

Emperor Zhu Yunzhang (Ming Dynasty) issued an imperial edict banning the production of Long- Feng Tea Cake. He proclaimed all tea buds picked were to be paid as the imperial tribute. Then on bulk tea production became popular. Techniques of processing roasted green tea were gradually optimized and famous tea varieties emerged, such as. Long Jing in Hanzhou and Gua Pian in Anhui. Roasted green tea accounts for the maximum portion of green tea in China, Desiccation of this tea can be either on manually operated pans or in roasters. According to the appearance of the dried tea, roasted tea can be classified into three sub varieties long, round, and fine and tender.