Jiangnan Tea Zu
Foshan Daoyuan Tiantai Mountain, the majestic sea otter, Qixiu southeast, "the richness of the rich mountains and seas, the magnificentness of the gods", since ancient times, it is the fairy cave house, the noble people famous tourist tour hidden land. The treasure of the mountain "Huading Yunwu Tea" began in the Eastern Han Dynasty, flourished in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, flourished in the Song Dynasty, and the tea veins, which have been scented for thousands of years, can be called "Jiangnan Tea ancestors".
At the time of Chen Yu, the Master of the Wise created the Buddhist Tiantai Sect, and advocated “tea meditation” and “tea for Buddha”. From "Xianzhen" to "Buddha Tea", with the Tiantai sect's outward spread, since then, the tea wind has spread far and wide.
In the Ming Dynasty, Tu Long’s "Tea" contained: "The fog in the Tiantai Mountain is long, the summer is like a cold autumn, and the clouds in the four seasons are in the waves."
The Tiantai Huading Mountain is very cold and the tea tree sprouts slowly. After the Xiaoman, it picks up the first bud and the second leaf, so the tea is only available for the whole year. On the occasion of the tea harvest in April of the lunar calendar, it coincides with the blooming of the rhododendrons in the mountains, clusters of clusters, flowers like the sea, and the likes of the colorful clouds, surrounded by lush tea gardens, which are picturesque and poetic.
Under the moisturization of alpine clouds and grass and sweet springs, the amino acids, vitamins, proteins, aromatic polyphenols and other nutrients in the tea leaves are fully accumulated, which provides extremely superior ecological conditions for the formation of good quality of Huading Yunwu Tea.
The sea is mulberry, and the tea veins are long. The history of tea production in Tiantai Mountain began in the Eastern Han Dynasty. The history of artificial tea planting is also the earliest in the Jiangnan area. It is a veritable place for tea gardens. At the same time, it has also actively played a historical role in spreading to the surrounding areas and beyond, and played the role of "tea ancestors."
Tea planting in Tiantai Mountain began with mythology. In the Western Jin Dynasty, Wang Fu’s "Divine Records" recorded that the flood into the Tiantai Waterfall Mountain was met with Danqiu.
At the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the Taoist Ge Xuan "the tea planting has been on the top of China", more than 1,700 years ago, this is the earliest artificial tea planting place in Zhejiang, "Ge Xianyu" has become the source of Zhejiang tea culture.
According to the "Big Buddha Longjing", in the Tang Dynasty, the predecessor of famous teas such as Yuezhou Tea, Nisshin Tea, and Tunxi Tea, which is one of the eight famous tea producing areas in China, is the Tiantai Mountain Cloud. tea.
"West Lake Tea Things" said: Su Dongpo, a great writer of the Song Dynasty and a prefect of Hangzhou, once thought that the earliest tea tree in Hangzhou was the Southern Dynasty poet Xie Lingyun who came back to Tiantai Mountain when he went to Hangzhou to write the Buddhist scriptures.
"Chinese Tea History" record: "Tea was transferred from Taizhou (Tiantai) to Qingyuan and entered Fujian."
In 804 AD, the most famous Japanese monk came to Tiantai Mountain to study the Fa. When he returned to China, he took the tea seeds and planted them in Birui Mountain. He was called “Riji Tea Garden”.
In the 14th year of the Southern Song Dynasty (1187), the Japanese Rongxi Zen Master went to the Tiantai Mountain Wannian Temple to live in the second year and five months. When Shaoxi two years (1191) returned to China, he brought a large number of Tiantai Camellia species. All the way, the tea seeds were planted in Pinghu, Feiqian, Hakata and other places, and the tea seeds were given to Minghui, a Hanshan Temple in Kyoto. After three years of construction in Japan, Rongxi was hailed as the "Tea Health" of the Japanese "Tea Classic" in Chinese.
In the second year of the year (1235), Risong Yuaner entered the Song Dynasty and went to the Tiantai Mountain to visit the ancestors, brought back the Tiantai Camellia seeds, and broadcasted it to Shizuoka, Japan, becoming the largest tea producing area in the world today. It accounts for about half of the total tea production in Japan.
"Zhejiang famous tea everywhere" said: the tea species spread in Tiantai Mountain has achieved world-class tea - West Lake Longjing.