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The Old Ancient Horse Road sign - Anhua Dark Tea

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

Anhua dark tea is a national gegraphical indication product of China and it first appeared in Old Ancient Horse Road from hundreds years ago.

The earliest historical record of tea production in Anhua County is in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Some historical experts infer that the tea production history in Anhua is more than 2,000 years ago in the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD), because the tea they found in the ancient tombs of the Han Dynasty in Changsha City, the capital of Hunan Province, came from Anhua County.

According to historical records, Anhua began to produce dark tea in large quantities before 1524.

In 1595, the emperor approved Anhua dark tea as official tea, which was gradually sold to Northwest China, because people in the northwest of China were lack of fruits and vegetables, and needed to use dark tea to supplement the nutrition needed by the human body.

In the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912), Anhua dark tea began to be exported to Russia and Europe.

Old Ancient Horse Road sign

Anhua dark tea is a post-fermented tea with mushroom roma, which contains many amino acids, vitamins, trace elements, proteins, tea pigments, flavonoids, and other nutrients, which have good pharmacological effects.

Here are the main health benefits of Anhua dark tea

  • Diuresis

  • Anti-aging

  • Anti-cancer

  • Weight loss

  • Detoxifying

  • Promoting digestion

  • Removing greasiness

  • Protecting intestines and stomach

  • Anti-inflammatory and sterilization

  • Lowering cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure.

Anhua tea package & tea plantation


Fu Brick tea is a special tea that contains a kind of beneficial bacteria called Eurotium cristatum in biology. Eurotium cristatum looks golden, so it is called “golden flower” in Fu Brick tea. The beneficial bacteria has some health benefits and can promote the quality and taste of the tea.

Inside of tea brick contains golden flower: Eurotiumcristatum, which is the golden zymophyte on the tea leaes that can be seen by naked eyes. Its component is the spore tof probiotic species. On one hand, it absorbs the efficient component of the tea and on the other hand, it produces a series of various small molecular compounds.


Anhua tea plantation, Hunan Province China 2019

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