Tan Yang Hong Chas (black teas) are from Tanyang Village of FuAn, Fujian, a very famous, renowned tea growing region. A unique cultivar developed by a local farmer during the Ming Dynasty originally was developed for the production of green teas.
When "Hong Cha" (known in China as "Red Tea" and in the west as Black Tea) was first developed in Tongmuguang Wuyishan Fujian during the late 17th century it was soon discovered that the cultivar developed in Tanyang village had unique properties that contributed beautifully to the production of outstanding black teas.
Three famous teas resulted from different production techniques utilizing this cultivar. Bai Lin Gong Fu, Zheng He Gong Fu, and Tan Yang Gong Fu.
From a local farmer in this famous growing region we have found this selection produced with the same leaf material but with a technique that produces an elegant needle tea...Tan Yang Jin Zhen...If you appreciate something unique and delightful, this tea is for you.