The original place name of Huiyuankeng was Huiwankeng. Later, because of the master Huiyuan of the Tang Dynasty, Huayan Temple was renamed Huiyuan Temple, and this big pit was renamed Huiyuankeng. Wuyishan’s top rock tea producing area, known as "three pits and two streams", is Niulankeng, Huiyuankeng, and Tao. Puddles,'Liuxiangjian, Wuyuanjian. Niulankeng Sijing is second to none in the production area of Rou Gui, and Huiyuankeng, second in Sankengli, is the best production area for Shui Xian. Huiyuankeng has short sunshine and thick fog. With such geographical conditions, summer is short. Autumn is long, winter is short, winter is warm and humid, spring comes early, and there is less frost. The tea buds and leaves of Huiyuankeng can recover well in autumn and winter. Therefore, there are many Shui Xian trees in Huiyuankeng, and Lao Cong is even more mossy. , Woody and mellow, full of strength, the stimulation to taste buds is not inferior to Rou Gui. In such a basin environment, coupled with the unique Danxia landform of Wuyi Mountain, the sand grains of the soil have strong permeability and contain Minerals are also extremely rich. Therefore, the geological conditions here can provide all the good nutrients needed for Lao Cong Shui Xian’s growth. Today we introduce the Zheng Yan Lao Cong Shui Xian in my teahouse, which grows at the bottom of the Huiyuan Basin. The age of the tree is 120 years old. The tea tree is nourished by rain for many years, and it is also soaked by small floods in the rainy season. Its rhizome is very thick and strong, and it is densely covered with moss. This old fir Shui Xian has a fresh seaweed flavor and clear Moss rhyme, simple woody fragrance, looming brown leaf flavor, sweet back sweetness, deep throat rhyme, traditional crafting method, three times carbon roasting, Hui Yuan Pit Lao Cong Shui Xian, -120 years old LaoCong tea tree-, Three times charcoal baked, total 42 hours of baking, www.txs-tea.com, this tea is a rare treasure in Shui Xian. It is rare in quantity, distinct in personality and excellent in quality. It is worth drinking and collecting.
I have drink many of the yellow can 1980s sea bridge brand Loa Cong. But this one is way superb then those in term of quality of tea and the skill to made it. Very strong and unique “rock” taste.
During the “sea bridge” yellow can 老枞 era of the 1990s, those tea can be over roasted and need to rest 1-2 years to calm down. For these tea, the quality is higher and you can taste that it is skillfully made rock tea. Thank you Mr Lee.