China Green Tea Yandang Maofeng tea historical allusions
The tea produced in Yandang Mountain has a history of more than 1,600 years. After the Northern Song Dynasty Dazhong Xiangfu (1008～1016 AD), it was famous in the Quartet and was listed as a tribute in the Ming Dynasty. After the founding of New China, vigorously develop new tea gardens. There are many names for Yanshan tea. According to Zhu Jian’s “The History of Yanshan”, it is said: “East Zhejiang has many tea products, and Yanshan people say the most. Every spring and Qingming day, picking bud tea will pay tribute. Tea is called rain tea, which is the top grade.” Feng Shi of the Ming Dynasty listed the Yandang Mountain tea, along with Guanyin Bamboo, Venus Grass, Shan Leguan and Sweetfish, as five treasures of Yandang Mountain.
China Green Tea-Yandang Maofeng Tea History Allusions
Historical allusions of Yandang Maofeng tea:
Legend has it that when the first ancestor of the Jin Dynasty, Nuoguanaju, was in Longqiu, he suddenly met an old man one day and said to Nuoguana: “Thank you for the kindness of the master, so that I can live in peace.” Nuoguana asked: “Why be grateful?” Said: “My teacher lives in Longqiu. I use daily water in the mountains. Don’t run into the streams. Keep the springs clean. In order to repay my teacher, I will give you a tea tree to protect you for life.” Surname, where do you live at home? I hope to see each other in the future.” The old man said: “It’s far in the sky and close in front of you. If you want to see each other, it will be in the morning.” When Nuozan woke up, it was a dream. In the early morning of the next day, Nuozuna walked out of the house, stood on Longqiu’s back, and looked around. But when he saw the upper part of Longqiu, the dragon’s head was spitting water, and the dragon’s tail swayed vaguely on the edge of the mountain in the distance. For a moment, no Goodbye again, just realized that the old man was originally the incarnation of the old dragon. When he came home, he saw a big tea tree in the courtyard with lush branches. After that, just as the old man said, it was growing every day, and it was endless to drink all year round. Since then, Yandang Mountain has tea trees to multiply.
During the Northern Song Dynasty, the scientist Shen Kuo visited Yandang several times and stated in his book “Mengxi Bi Tan”: “The world is beautiful and there is no such mountain.” The fame of Yandang has spread throughout the world. Yandangshan tea has been listed as a tribute since the Ming Dynasty. According to the “Yueqing County Chronicles” during the Longqing Period of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1567～1572): “There are many teas near the mountains, but the people who gather in the Qingming Mountains with the Dragon Qiu back are excellent.”
There are many names for Yanshan tea. According to Zhu Jian’s “The History of Yanshan”, it is said: “East Zhejiang has many tea products, and Yanshan people say the most. Every spring and Qingming day, picking bud tea will pay tribute. Tea is called rain tea, which is the top grade.” Feng Shi of the Ming Dynasty listed the Yandang Mountain tea, along with Guanyin Bamboo, Venus Grass, Shan Leguan and Sweetfish, as five treasures of Yandang Mountain. During the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, Yan Ming became more famous. According to “Oujiang Yizhi”: “Ou Di tea, Yanshan is the first”, we can see the status of Gunpowder Tea at that time. After the founding of New China, under the careful cultivation of local tea farmers, the quality of Yandang Maofeng continued to improve. In 1964, the Yueqing County Agriculture Bureau and Wenzhou Tea Factory conducted trial production in Nengren Village, Yandang Township (the address of Dalongqiu Tea Co., Ltd.) Famous tea, of good quality, covered with vellus hair, named “Yandang Maofeng”. In 1980, the Provincial Department of Agriculture held the second famous tea appraisal meeting in Yandang Mountain. The county agricultural technical cadres explored and trial-produced several kilograms of tea samples, selected them to participate in the evaluation, and won the first class of high-quality famous tea awards. From 1982 to 1983, cadres of the County Bureau of Agriculture visited old tea farmers, discussed and collected famous tea harvesting techniques, reformed Yandang Maofeng’s technological procedures, and formed its unique appearance and internal quality. In 1984 and 1986, it was continuously awarded the title of provincial first-class tea. Obtained Zhejiang Famous Tea Certificate.