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Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea

Mellow and smooth, sweet aftertaste

$3.50
Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea

Mellow and smooth, sweet aftertaste

Rating:
96% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Tanyang Village, Baiyun Moutain, Fu’an City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 8, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Tightly well twisted leaves cover in gold tips, bright and glossy

Aroma: 

Pekoe flavour, floral, slight aroma of sweet potato

Liquor: 

Bright and clear orange-red in color

Taste: 

Smooth and mellow with sweet aftertaste,

deeply moisten throat with sweet molasses fragrant lasting in throat

Tea Bush:

C.sinensis cv.Tanyang-caicha

Tea Garden:

Bai Yun Shan Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Less than 40% of a cup of coffee

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place

Shelf Life:

36 months

Angel's Comment:

Tanyang Gongfu, as the header of Fujian Black Tea, is a kind of high quality black tea well revealed both in appearance and taste.

Certification:

Eurofins Certification

Being the head among Fujian’s best Gong Fu Black Teas (Tan Yang Gong Fu, Bai Lin Gong Fu, Zheng He Gong Fu), Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea is characteristic in the particularly eye-catching golden pekoe, strongly related to its high quality. Moreover, the traditional making method of black tea has retained the nutrition in the most volume.

If using gaiwan to brew in traditional Chinese Gongfu method, you will sense the sweet and mellow flavor, and feel a quick sweet aftertaste in your mouth and throat. The aroma of Tan Yang Gong Fu will float around you for a long time. The longer you brew, the stronger and mellower the flavor will be.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
185℉ / 85℃ 185℉ / 85℃
3 Teaspoons / 3g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 2 - 3 mins 6 steeps: rinse, 5s, 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s
Tea Garden

Bai Yun Shan tea garden is located in Tanyang village which is the origin of Tan Yang Gong Fu. The village covers an area of 6.75 sq.km, among which tea gardens take up 2.13 sq.km., and forests take up 2.77 sq.km. Forest acreage here reaches to 74.5% that leads the ecologic natural environment for growing tea. The mountain peak is surrounded by white clouds. That’s why it is called Bai Yun (白云, means white cloud).

Bai Yun Shan tea garden

It’s a national scenic spot, and is the highest mountain in Fu’an with the altitude of 1448.7 meters.

Origin

Tanyang Village lies in the west in Shekou Town in Fu’an City which locates on the northeast coastline of Fujian Province, at 26°41′N to 27°24′N, and 119°23′E to 119°51′E, which covers an area of 1880 square kilometers. This area belongs to subtropical maritime and monsoon climate.

Map of Tanyang

In 2001, Fu’an was named as “Home of Chinese Tea” due to the 200 square kilometers and the famous Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea it owns.

Tea Bush

Tanyang Cai Cha is a kind of sexuality, shrub, and medium leaf. With a long history of planting, it origins in Tanyang Village, in Fu’an, Fujian Province, and mainly distributes in west Fujian. This species has strong ability of resisting drought and cold.

Features: medium height plant, dense branches; oval or elliptic leaf, green or dark green color. The leaf surface is in slightly swelled shape. Edge of the leaf presents a plain or slight bended shape. The blade is flat and gets gradually sharper to the tip.

Tanyang Cai Cha

The bud and leaf of Tanyang Cai Cha is fertile, and able to remain fresh after long time. This kind is suitable for making green tea and black tea of good quality. The Tanyang Cai Cha is a main material for making Tan Yang Gong Fu.

History

Tangyang Gongfu Black Tea was first produced in 1851 of Xianfeng in Qing Dynasty, and was exported to many European countries with large amount. Many tea merchant went to Tanyang village to purchase the tea, as well as open tea houses. In 1915, it wan the gold award in Wan Guo Expo, then get the praise of “Minghong Black Tea as treasure in the world, Tanyang Gongfu as the top one”.

Tanyang Gongfu Black Tea even became common beverage for England Royal Family.

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