- dry tea is brick shape with suitable tightness, lustrous yellowish dark brown color
- brownish red color tea soup, clear and bright
- clean and pure, high “golden flower” delicate fragrances, aged fragrances
- mellow and sweet, thick and smooth, pure and mild tastes, “aged rhyme“
- wet tea is black brown
Fu brick tea is one of the most distinctive dark teas. Golden flower is not unique to Fu brick tea. At least, Eurotium Cristatum has been found in other old teas. Traditional Fu brick tea is a typical fully fermented tea, which is also classified as post fermented tea. Fu brick tea came out in about 1368 A.D. (the first year of Hongwu, that is, the establishment of Zhu Yuanzhang’s “Ming Taizu” and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty). It uses tea from southern Shaanxi and Sichuan as raw materials and is built manually. Because the raw materials are sent to Xianyang Jingyang for building, it is called “Jingyang brick”; Because it is processed in Fu days, it is called “Fu tea”. Because its efficacy is similar to that of tuckahoe, it is called “Fu tea” or “Fu brick” by “Fu tea”.
The production of “flowers” spread in the industry is an accidental product of the discovery that tea raw materials were dampened by rain and pressed into bricks during the transportation from Anhua to Jingyang, Shaanxi Province. Unexpectedly, the market received a favorable response. Later, after the continuous development and experience summary of Shaanxi ancestors, they grasped the secret recipe for making flowers, and put forward the statement that “three cannot be made” (that is, it cannot be made without the Jinghe River and Guanzhong climate, and it cannot be made without the technology of Shaanxi people). The trial production of brick failed due to insufficient control of temperature and humidity. Until 1953, with the help of tea workers and technicians, and under the guidance of the professor of the Department of Biology of Wuhan University, after three years of repeated exploration and experiment, the myth in the Chinese tea company Anhua Brick Tea Factory (the predecessor of Anhua No. 2 Tea Factory) was realized.
Drinking Fu tea for a long time can promote the regulation of metabolism, enhance human body constitution, delay aging, and play an effective role in pharmacological health care and pathological prevention, significantly reduce human fatty compounds, blood lipids, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. The special effect of Fu tea has been widely recognized by experts in tea science, medicine, microbiology and other fields.
Dark tea has many varieties, Fu Zhuan 茯砖 (Fu Brick) tea is a special one, the mystery tea of ancient Chinese Silk Road, are made into brick-like forms which are smooth, clean-cut and the same thickness and firmness. Denser and larger granules with the bright golden Color are considered to be better, tea soup color should be bright orange with pure fragrance and mellow flavour, rich golden flower Aroma.
Wudang Fu brick process includes 28 steps: 6 fermenations, 1th change leaves color (pile-fermentation), 2th need at least 12 months (cold fermenation), 3th sterilize and disinfect by a high temperature steam, 4th steam pile-fermentation after blending, 5th put in constant-temperature chambers to produce “golen flower” (Eurotium Cristatum). Fahua 发花 [fā huā] the unique procedure is the natural fermentation under the effects of the activities of the microbes, produces many golden yellow granules (Eurotium Cristatum). 6th is post-fermentation.