2016/02/09

Tea(Guizhou)

 Tea(Guizhou)

Of the various kinds of tea in Guizhou with unique flavor and high quality, Duyun Maojian, Zunyi Maofeng and Guiyang Yang’ai Maofeng are the most common ones. The suburbs of Guiyang are one of the producing areas for excellent tea.

The tea produced by Yang’ai Tea Plantation has once been rated as the famous tea of the country. Zhaosi tea, produced in Zhaosi village, Qiantao Town at the suburb of Guiyang, has a long history of cultivation and enjoys a good reputation. It is said that during the years of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty (1662-1722), Mr. Zhou Yuhuang, a member of the Imperial Academy and a successful candidate in the highest imperial examination from Guizhou, brought Zhaosi tea and paid tribute to the emperor.

Hence spread the story of “savoring Zhaosi tea brought by the reverend Mr. Zhao, the air was heavy with the tea aroma inside and outside the imperial place”. Zhaosi tea is a kind of green tea cured and processed into neat and well-proportioned shapes with dark color. The tea water looks yellow-green and tastes refreshing.