China Yongchun Fo Shou Oolong Tea
Fo Shou is a tea tree variety produced in Yongchun County in southern China, which is suitable for making oolong tea. Yongchun Fo Shou Oolong Tea belongs to one of China’s four major oolong teas.
Fo Shou Tea appeared in southern China about 500 years ago. Since it was found to be good for health, people named it Fo Shou Tea (Buddha's hand in Chinese meaning). Fo Shou Tea has big leaves and tastes like lemon, so Chinese people think it is good for skin and helps digestion.
About 300 years ago, the method of making oolong tea was introduced into Yongchun area so that people gradually discovered that Fo Shou Tea is very suitable for making oolong tea. By virtue of soft taste and fresh aroma, Fo Shou Tea soon became very popular.
Fo Shou was introduced to Taiwan in the 18th century with the immigrants. In addition to Yongchun County, Taiwan also produces Fo Shou tea at present.