Origin: Enshi Tujia and Miao ethnic minority autonomous county, the Southwest of the Hubei Province
Harvest time: 2021 spring
Material: one bud and one leaf
- dry tea strips are tight and slender with golden hair, lustrous pitch-balck color
- bright red tea soup
- sweet and pure, and honey or sweet potato fragrances
- fresh and mellow, honey sweet tastes
- wet tea is bright red, tender and even
Lichuan black tea is the abbreviation of Lichuan Gongfu black tea, which is distributed in Lichuan, Enshi Prefecture, Hubei Province. Its tea raw materials are from Zhongcha 108, Echa 1, Echa 10, Zhuye and local population species, which has rich contents and high enzyme activity, which is suitable for the production of black tea. Lichuan has a long history of tea production, in the middle of the 19th century, Lichuan tea farmers began to process and export black tea for British compradors. In 1876, with Yichang listed as a foreign trade port, Lichuan Maoba became one of the core production areas of Yihong (short for Hubei black tea) Gongfu black tea. Lichuan black tea has a production and processing history of more than 170 years.
Lichuan has a subtropical continental monsoon climate. Because of the ups and downs of mountains, deep gullies, different altitudes and obvious climate differences, it is a typical mountain climate. There is no intense heat in summer, cloudy and foggy, less sunshine, abundant rainfall and humid air. The special geographical environment and climate of the community have brought unique advantages to the cultivation of Lichuan black tea and the development of ecological environment. In addition, the local karst landform is remarkable, and karst caves and underground rivers are typical.
Enshi, Hubei Province, is the selenium capital of the world, the soil is rich in selenium. Enshi tea is a heaven given selenium rich tea, which is loved by tea people, especially by Japanese. Enshi has beautiful scenery, fresh air, and the reserves of selenium ore rank first in the world. The average content of selenium in tea is 1.068ppm. It is the best way for human body to supplement organic selenium by drinking 500ml selenium enriched tea daily for a long time. It has the effects of anti-cancer, anti hypertension and anti-aging.