TEA PLANTATION

TEA PLANTATION

The God-given Products - Wuyi Rock Tea and Black Tea

Our tea plantation for oolong tea (Wuyi Rock Tea) and black tea is located in the mountain areas of Dongbeiyuan in Hongxing Village, Xingcun Town, which is situated in the Wuyishan National Nature Reserve and the headstream of the Nine-Bend Stream (about 40km from Wuyishan City).

The altitudes are in the range from 1100 metres to 1500 metres, and experience an annual average temperature of 18℃. This area has a humid climate (humidity 80 to 85%) with high rainfall (annual average 2,300 millimetres) and foggy weather (annually more than 100 days), and has atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration only about 0.026%. The tea-producing area is surrounded by high mountains and deep valleys, where is mist-shrouded daylong in spring and summer, and where the climate is fairly mild in winter and rather cool in summer with large temperature difference between day and night, the shorter duration of the sunshine, and longer frost season. Therefore, the soils in the area are fertile and loose with plenty of water and organisms, which is good for the growth of the tea plants. They are flourishing with less crude fiber and high tenderness for the tea buds.


The main raw materials of the rock tea and black tea are wild and semi-wild varieties. The soils in the tea plantation are mainly weathered from the Jurassic Douling group of volcanic rock and the Yanshanian granite. In the Wuyishan National Nature Reserve which has high mountains and dense forests, the deciduous leaves and wilted plants have become the natural green fertilizers for oolong teas along with the changes in seasons, so there is almost no need to apply fertilizer in the tea plantation.

In addition, there is accumulated snow in cold winter in the Nature Reserve which makes the permafrost reach around 4cm, and there are more than 70 kinds of natural enemies of the tea pests, so it is generally no need to apply synthetic pesticide as well. This is why we call these teas the God-given products.