Updated: Jul 2, 2020
Fenghuang Tea is produced in Fenghuang Mountain, north of Chaozhou, a famous historical and cultural city, with a history of more than 1,000 years. In the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the people of Fenghuang Mountain discovered a wild tea tree, The leaves are sharp, like the beak of a bird, making the tea clear, so it is widely planted, called "Bird's Beak Tea", because it is produced in Fenghuang Mountain, also known as "Fenghuang Tea".
At the end of the Song Dynasty, the Song army was defeated by the Mongols and the emperors and ministers fled south to Guangdong. According to folklore, the fallen Song Emperor passed through Chaozhou and was really thirsty and the mountain villagers offered him Fenghuang tea. The emperor drank it and praised it as Good tea. Therefore, the posterity also called Fenghuang tea "Song Cha", there are mythological legends: "Fenghuang birds heard that the Song Emperor was thirsty, and brought tea branches to offer tea".
By Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Fenghuang Tea became a tribute, far away to the capital (Beijing), loved by the royal nobles.
The Period of Tongzhi and Guangxu in Qing Dynasty (1875-1908); In order to improve the quality of tea, people separate and cultivate the excellent single plant, pick a single plant, make tea, sell a single plant, so it is also called Fenghuang Single Cluster Tea.
In modern times, Chaozhou people who are good at doing business have been traveling across the seas, doing business in the Southeast Asian archipelago, and bringing with them the Chaozhou Kungfu Tea culture, they also spread Fenghuang Tea abroad. In 1915, Fenghuang Tea won a silver medal at the Universal Commodities Fair in Panama.
Fenghuang Tea belongs to semi-fermented tea. After brewing, it has elegant long-lasting flower fragrance, and it has the reputation of "Twenty Makes with lingering fragrance". Hand-made Fenghuang Tea is processed through such processes as green picking, sun-drying, bruising, killing, kneading, roasting and sealing. The finished products are Huang Zhi Xiang, Zhi Lan Xiang, Mi Lan Xiang, Yu Lan Xiang, Osmanthus, Almond, Cinnamon, Evening Lilac, Teak Flower, Ginger Flower etc. Different Fragrances.