High Mountain Tea from Wudang Mountains

Wenzhuo Liu

The kind of teas could be called High Mountain Tea 高山茶, the tea fields‘ height above sea level must be higher than 800 meters. Comparing with other teas growing at lower see levels, high mountain teas are much more special:

first, high mountain tea’s tastes are more clear and sweet, because of strong root systems, high mountain tea plants could absorb more mineral substances and nutrients;

Second, high mountain tea’s textures are more smooth and soft, since high mountains surround all the year round with cloud and mist, high humidities, rich diffusion lights and big differences in temperature between the day and the night are optimal for tea plants to produce some desirable compounds;

Third, high mountain tea’s liquid is more clear and bright, because lights on high mountains are mainly blue-purple lights, which could restrain undesirable compounds to produce;

Fourth, high mountain green tea‘s fragrances are much higher, longer daylight hours and relative lower temperatures are good for fresh leaves to produce aromatic compounds.

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