Trip to Well-Know Mountain and Tea of Sichuan

 

Day1    Mt. Emei


Located in Leshan of Sichuan, it is not only one of the “Four Great Buddhist Mountains” of China, but also one of the earliest cradle-lands of wild ancient tea. Due to the unique landform and moist weather of Mt. Emei, there is mist-shrouded in four seasons. Dipped by the frost and moist soaked in the snow, the tea here is born with natural beauty.


Representative teas: Bamboo Leaf Green Tea and Emei Snow Buds

Day2    Mengding Mountain


It is located in Ya’an of Sichuan. The altitude, soil and weather here are all suitable for growing tea. Therefore, more than 2,000 years ago, Wu Lizhen, Founder of Mengding Mountain Tea, began to plant wild tea trees, which started the history of artificial cultivation of tea.


Mengding Tea, since the First Year of Tianbao of the Reign of Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty, has been listed as the royal tribute till the Qing Dynasty. Among the common people, Mengding Tea has always been regarded as the fetish to abolish diseases. Therefore, the time-honored tea is called “Fairy Tea”.


Representative tea: Mengding Sweet Dew Tea

Day3    Mt. Qingcheng


Mt. Qingcheng is located in Dujiangyan City, enjoying the reputation of “The Most Secluded Mountain under Heaven”. It had become a well-known tea producing area in the Tang Dynasty. Tea Saint Lu Yu of the Tang Dynasty once wrote in The Book of Tea: “there are Bulk Tea and Tribute Tea in Qingcheng County”. And the well-known “Weijiang Tea Garden” of the Song Dynasty was built in Qingcheng.


Representative tea: Dongtian Tribute Tea - one of Qingcheng’s Four Wonders

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