Dark Brick Tea (黑砖茶) is the most heavily compressed variation of Anhua Dark Tea. In this post, we will discuss its history, its production, and its taste in comparison with other dark teas from Anhua County.
Tianjian Tea (天尖) is a variation of Anhua Dark Tea. Its name means “Heavenly Tips”. As indicated by its name, it is considered to be the most delicate and precious of all dark teas from Anhua County. Produced in relatively small quantities, it used to be a rare and luxurious gift.
Huajuan Tea (花卷茶) is a variation of Anhua Dark Tea. The name means “patterned roll”. It is a description of the compressed tea logs, once they have been stripped from their protecting layers. What are its major production steps, which give it its unique taste? What are the meanings of Qianliang Tea, Bailiang Tea, and Shiliang Tea, its different names? These are the questions we will be answering in this post.
“Aged tea” is a much sought after quality for some types of tea. What exactly is aged tea? How does the maturation of tea work? Which tea does benefit from long time storage? These are the questions we will be answering in this article.
Anhua Heicha (安化黑茶) is a dark tea variety from Anhua County in Hunan Province. The name of the tea means nothing more than dark tea from Anhua, or “Anhua Dark Tea”. There are a number of variations depending on the grade of the tea leaves used, and on the compressing techniques: Their names are Tianjian Tea, Huajuan Tea, and Dark Brick Tea