Shui Xian: Shui Xian is the name of the type of tea. The Ooloong tea made of, among others, Shui Xian is also called Shui Xian.
In the second year of Xuan Tong (AD 1910), Shui Xian won the gold award in the first Nanyang Industrial Exposition and became famous in China and abroad. The exceptionally good natural environment in the Mount Wu Yi is the reason for the outstanding quality of Shui Xian.
Rock Tea: The tea growing area in the Mount Wu Yi has 60 sq.km., 36 peaks and 99 cliffs. In the Mount Wu Yi, every peak has cliffy rocks and every cliffy rock has tea trees, thus the tea is called Rock Tea. Tea production in the Mount Wu Yi began in Tang Dynasty, Rock Tea was precious gift among the upper class of society at that time. In Song Dynasty, Rock Tea was even regarded as tribute to emperor.
Lapsang Souchong black tea： Product from the Xing Cun area of Tong Mu Guan (“Paulownia Gate”) in Chong’an county of Fujian province (currently Wuyishan City). “Lapsang Souchong” black tea so far has a cultural history of more than 400 years. It is the first black tea to exist in the world and the originator of black tea. Lapsang Souchong black tea is the traditional tea for the British Royal Family. It is highly praised by Mr. Norton, a British person who has deep knowledge of tea, that “Drinking Lapsang Souchong black tea is better than drinking Ginseng.”
“Lapsang” is a generic name of “Lapsang Souchong” which grows in an area of the same altitude as paulownia trees and its surrounding area, or even in the same area as paulownia trees; which uses the same traditional technique to make; and which are of the same quality and has longan flavour. “Lapsang” also has the meaning of “validity” and “genuineness”. “Souchong” means that the type of tea tree has small leaves, also that the area of production and the quantity are constrained by the local climate of the area. It is thus called “Lapsang Souchong”, as well as “Tong Mu Guan (“Paulownia Gate”) Souchong” or “Xing Cun Souchong”.
The shape of tea leave of Lapsang Souchong black tea is similar to that of Congou black tea. During processing, a unique drying method is used, meaning that the tea leaves go through the twisting process twice, a thin layer of the tea leaves is put on bamboo sift over pinewood fires for smoke-drying. The tea leaves take on the pinewood smoky flavour during the drying process. The tea leaves of Lapsang Souchong are thick and strong, dark and glossy in colour. The tea colour is dark red, and the tea has pinewood smoky flavour and longan flavour. If milk is added, the colour and taste become even better. Lapsang Souchong organic black tea is produced in the National Nature Reserve of the Mount Wu Yi. In the recent three years, it has obtained the recognition of organic tea by organic certification organisations such as OCIA (the US), BCS (Germany) and JONA (Japan), which proves the superiority of our products in terms of quality and brand name.