Huangshan Maofeng

The legend of Huangshan Maofeng in Anhui

Huangshan Maofeng is one of the ten famous teas in China. It is also one of the famous historical teas in China. It is produced between the scenic Huangshan Mountains in Anhui Province. The shape of the finished tea is delicate and curly, the tea leaves are plentiful, the taste is mellow and sweet, and the fragrance is overflowing after brewing. It was first founded in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty.

However, the earliest possible period of Huangshan tea should be in the Song Dynasty, when the monks used tea to refresh themselves, so they planted their own tea trees in the Huangshan Mountains and picked their own production, and then brewed tea to drink, so that in the process of meditation will not feel sleepy.

For Huangshan Maofeng there is also such a legend, when a county magistrate went to Huangshan to play lost, and then met an old monk, was taken back to the temple. The old monk invited him to drink tea. The county magistrate was attracted by the saying. The tea leaves were stretched, delicate in appearance, full of fragrance, and tasted sweet and mellow. The old monk told him that it was Maofeng in Huangshan Mountain. After the county magistrate left, he also took some tea back. After a period of time, he was called by the emperor to perform the tea-making art. The emperor was glad to see him and gave him the title of official. However, the county magistrate did not accept that he had actually run to the monastery as a monk. This is the legend of Mao Feng in Mount Huangshan.

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