Tea from Guizhou China: Review

Duyun Maojian Tea

Duyun Maojian mainly abounds in Tuanshan, Shaojiao, and Caoshan area of Duyun City, Guizhou Province. The average temperature maintains at 16C with annual precipitation over 1,400 mm. Moreover, the soil there is acidic, loose, deep, and moist. With such favorable landscape and natural conditions, Duyun Maojian has become one of the most recognized tea brands in Guizhou.

It was recorded in the Duyun Gazette that in 1780, governor Song Wenxing resumed his office in Duyun and meanwhile with jurisdiction over the Tea Bureau of Duyun. The history of tea culture in Duyun can be tracked back to at least over 200 years ago.

Prior to and after the Tomb Sweeping Festival, tea farmers in Duyun will pluck newly grown leafs, which are tender green, uniform strong, and premature. However, wise choice of leafs is only a good beginning. It is the four working procedures, namely sterilization, rubbing, extraction, and roasting that determine the quality of the final product.

Duyun Maojian Tea is known for its multiple functions in quenching thirst, enhancing eyesight, inhibiting arteriosclerosis, scurvy, and preventing cancer.

Zunyi Maofeng Tea

Zunyi Maofeng Tea is produced in Meitan County, Zunyi City. It is made via these following three process: fixing, rolling and drying. Zunyi Maofeng Tea is featured by its oily green color, the lasting fresh smell and mellow taste.

When it comes to the question how Zunyi Maofeng Tea achieved its fame, first of all, it can be ascribed to its good quality. The tea grows on the broad yet gentle slope, with mild temperature and humidity appropriate for growth. Second, it is the unique art of processing. Every year, around 10-15 days before or after the Tomb Sweeping Festival, with the accumulation of plastic substances over winter, tea trees are vigorous and their buds will grow fast like bamboo shoot in the early spring. These buds, after further processing, finally become Zunyi Maofeng Tea.

The tealeaf is tight, thin, straight and round, with pekoe and beautiful green color. It’s tender with lasting fresh smell. After brew-up, the water is pure and has a refreshing taste.

Since it came into the market in 1978, Zunyi Maofeng Tea has been well acknowledged by people over the world.

Qianhong Tea

Apart from prestigious green tea like Zunyi Maofeng, Guizhou teams with red tea as well. Of the various red teas in Guizhou, Qianhong Tea stands out for its idiosyncrasies of concise structure and pitch-black luster.

Qianhong as the name of tea precisely reflects its prominent status: Qian is the abbreviation for Guizhou Province, and hong stands for red in Chinese. In short. Qianhong is the Red Tea of Guizhou.

Guizhou is located in humid subtropical climate zone, where summer is humid and temperature difference between day and night is drastic. Such natural conditions provide optimal locale for tea plantations. More specifically, the basins and river valleys in central, northern, and southern Guizhou

Exported to United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, United States, and other foreign markets, Qianhong Tea enjoys a high reputation among tea lovers overseas. As a customer from Netherlands once wrote in his letter: the fragrance and freshness of Chines Qianhong surpasses any other Chinese tea brands we have reviewed over the long period of time in the past.

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