North China’s Fujian Province in 2012
The rocky cliffs of various shapes, some of which are remarkably similar to elephants, and between them canyon with tea plots, there are waterfalls, streams. Around many monasteries – Buddhist and Taoist, both existing and abandoned. In the center of the river Wee Nine bends azure. From the village of Sin on it you can make a one-half hour journey on a raft, floating nine turns and observing the peak of Jade Maiden and King of spades. Rafts stop near Wuyi Palace, the former residence of the local princes, which now houses the bonsai garden and good tea.
The famous tea Dahunpao
In ancient China, tea spread mainly occurs through the monasteries of monks used tea in their daily practice, as well as the breeding of new varieties and the invention of a variety of processing methods. A similar process took place in medieval France, where the culture of wine also has spread in the walls of monasteries. Tea in different areas of China gets different, because in the mountains there was sort of Wuyi Da Hong Pao, who was destined to become the most famous of Chinese tea!
The history of its name refers to the beginning of the Ming dynasty, XIV century BC. e. Academic Dean Xian directed to pass the imperial examinations. Along the way, he had a heat stroke, and he is seriously ill. A monk from the Monastery of Tian Xing used tea to cure it. The scientist was able to continue on his way, and after successfully pass exams in the capital. Ranked first, Dean Xian received the title of Zhuang Yuan and a high position in his province. Returning to the monastery Tian Xing Ding Xian like to thank saved his monk and give him a ceremonial red robe, but the monk refused gifts. Then Dean Xian in gratitude wore a red robe tea in the bush, whose leaves cured him of a serious illness. Since then, a variety of tea began to be called Da Hong Pao – Big Red Robe.