2005 Sichuan Chong Shi Cha 25g
Chong Shi cha (insect feces tea) has a long history, there are many opinions about its origin. Chong Shi cha is popular with the overseas Chinese of Southeast Asia, Hongkong and Macao, because of its peculiar characteristics and lots of healthy functions. Early Qing dynasty, Chong Shi cha was identified as articles of tribute.
This 5 years aged Chong Shi cha was made by the Yi people from Mabian county where the elevation is about 800 ~ 1200 metres. The quality is particularly good. Local people put Lao Ying Cha (Litsea coreana Levl.var) leaves into a bamboo basket and sprinkle it by the water from washed rice to lure insects (Aglossa dimidiata) which lay eggs, after some months larvae eat the leaves and leaving the droppings there. People take droppings out and dry them in the sun, then fry the droppings together with tea and honey in the iron pan for 20 minutes so that the final insect feces tea is ready for drinking. Many people might think it's dirty and disgusting, but it really isn´t so. It has a special scent and sweet taste similar to the Lao Ying Cha - cool sensation in a throat. No unpleasant odors.
According to the laboratory data,in the Chong Shi cha sample is actually non-toxic level at least. Folk long-term drinking proof that Chong Shi cha has a variety of health care function to the human body.
Manufacturer : home-made product
Production date : 2005
Weight : 25g
Brewing methods : Infuse 1 ~ 2 grams Chong Shi cha in hot water for 2 to 4 minutes.