In life, there are always times that cannot be seen. Just like, you don’t know how the annual rings of a tree grow, you don’t know how many times it rained on the other side of the mountain, and you don’t know the life you want to pursue. Which day will become concrete. We do not ask about the ideals of life, but follow our hearts and walk into the depths of the clouds and mists of the Wuyi Mountains, bringing the most beautiful but little-known rock charm to you, just like those elixirs that have been deposited for hundreds of millions of years. Xia, layers upon layers of rock formations are filled with history, a time we have never seen.
It is written in the "Tea Classic" that the quality of tea leaves grown naturally in the mountains is better than those grown in gardens. Rock tea belongs to the "wild ones", and in Wuyi Mountain, Zheng Yan is the best. Today Tongxinshe Teahouse recommends a rare and famous tea called "Golden Thread Orchid".
Golden Thread Orchid is a niche and rare variety of rock tea in Wuyi Mountain. Its mountain field comes from jadeite rock, one of the ninety-nine famous rocks in the Zhengyan producing area of Wuyi Mountain. It is named after the blue color of the rock. It is produced Rock tea is of high quality. The Bishiyan Mountain Field is lined with rock walls and shaded by green trees. The soil is composed of small granular rocks. It is blocked by mountains on both sides. It not only enjoys the diffused light that tea trees love, but also blocks the dust outside the mountain. It enjoys a micro-climate. The Golden Thread Orchid produced has a charming rock charm, a milder, fuller taste, and a unique mountain flavor.
The craftsmanship of rock tea is complex and pays attention to the right time, place and people. This Golden Thread Orchid is hand-picked after the sun rises in the morning on a clear day and the dew on the tea trees dries. After harvesting, it is withered by the sun to maximize the aroma of the green leaves. Afterwards, through greening (repeated shaking + standing fermentation), it forms its unique high aroma and mellowness. The later charcoal roasting and refining process uses medium heat, which produces the fresh and refreshing fragrance of light fire, and the sweetness and smoothness of full fire. After ripening, the taste of Suxinlan is more mellow and the aroma is more transparent and far-reaching.
No matter picking tea, withering it, making it green, or roasting it, none of it is easy. The repeated and uninterrupted work in the process of making tea consumes energy and physical strength. However, it is not a waste of energy, but a kind of fatigue. Solid vitality is a process of dialogue with nature.
To identify a good tea, start by observing its shape. Golden Thread Orchid in the form of dry tea has complete and well-proportioned strands, dark brown color, and oily luster. The strands are just right in firmness. When brewing, the leaves slowly relax. Unfolding, this is due to the sufficient rolling during the tea making process. First, moisten the tea, using a fixed-point rotary flushing method. As the water flow rotates, the tea leaves change from scattered to regular, and gradually wake up.
When I don’t understand tea, I just feel that drinking tea is just drinking tea, so there is no need for so many red tapes. Only after having a good tea drinking experience can I understand that "the universe is vast in the cup, and the sun and moon are long in the tea." If you make tea and drink it carelessly, you will lose money. What you lose is the life of tea, what you lose is the wind and moon in the mountains.
Golden Thread Orchid This tea is fresh and elegant, with a restrained aroma that is also overbearing. It is full of orchid fragrance and has a long-lasting fragrance at the bottom of the cup. It is just like the orchid in the empty valley. Although it is quiet, it is distant and always lingers in your breath. The waterway is clear and clean, the tea soup is transparent, the entrance is sweet and soft, and the taste is gentle, smooth and rich in layers. It rains in the empty mountain, clouds and mist are everywhere in the mountain, the freshness of the trees, grass, and moss soaks into the pores, and the low hum of the wind penetrates the body. You are in it, and all your thoughts are integrated into the silence.
Mountains, forests, canyons, flowing clouds, clear streams... people and all things sit together and blend with each other in a cup of tea, regardless of you and me.