50g 2017 Pure Wild Fu Zhuan 野生茯磚

Xiang Lu Shan

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50.00 Grams

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2017 Pure Wild Fu Zhuan (野生茯磚, Yě Shēng Fú Zhuān, "Wild Fungus Brick") is a variety of heicha exported primarily to the Hui and Mongolian markets and is most commonly found in a one-kilogram brick form. It was originally grown in Anhua, Hunan and processed in Xi’an city. Beginning in 1943, Xi’an processors were sent the tea from Anhua farmers, as a result there are now two types of Fu Zhuan: the traditional Xi’an and the more recent Anhua variety. In the current ranking system of Anhua Hei Cha, it is the lowest grade containing up to 18 percent twigs to leaves by mass ratio. This high twig content results in a less dense brick with more infiltration by air than leafier grades of pressed tea. This allows for the growth of what is known as jīn huā 金花 (“Golden Flower”) or Eurotium cristatum, a probiotic which has metabolic benefits that include regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol and triglycerides. This fungus appears in tiny golden balls throughout the fermented tea and is found specifically in Fú Zhuān. Fú Zhuān is light in color compared to other Hei Chas and has a distinctive sweet taste reminiscent of honey comb and brown rice syrup. This along with its low caffeine content and stomach soothing qualities and mild, sleepy Qi make Fú Zhuān a delightful evening steeping option.

1 Review

  • 4
    Winter Sweetness

    Posted by David Stokes on Nov 24th 2021

    Upon drinking it, my stomach became pleasantly warm and my mind became settled. When they say that this tea is good for the evening, they are not kidding. I had no problem drinking this and going to sleep. It has a rounded sweetness to it likened to perhaps a steak topped with monk fruit or brown sugar. I find this tea to be simple, clean, full-bodied. There is a slight fishy taste if left cold brew but isn't toxic in my experience. This tea served me very well, providing me warmth and sweetness in the cold market where I work. A daily drinker, for sure