As one of the six major tea categories in my country, there are two major signboards of the rivers and lakes: Wuyi Rock Tea and Tieguanyin, southern Fujian in northern Fujian.

The obvious features of these two oolong tea are that they have their own “rhymes”,

Rock tea has “rock rhyme”, Tieguanyin has “sound rhyme”


In fact, the quality of tea is evaluated by “rhyme”. The earliest was seen in the Tang Dynasty Yang Hua’s “Sanfu Jing Hand Record”: “Tanzhou tea, Yang Tuan tea … all are short and humble.”


The earliest tea with “rhyme” was rock tea

After that, other tea also talks about rhymes: such as Chen Yun, Phoenix Shan Cong and the honey charm of white tea, the elegant rhyme of West Lake Longjing, the cold charm of Huangshan Maofeng, and so on.


Next, let’s talk about two representatives in oolong tea: the rush of rock tea in northern Fujian and the rhyme of Tieguanyin in southern Fujian.

Regarding Yan Yun, Mr. Yao Yueming believes that it is “

The aroma is rich, with the victory of Youlan

“; Mr. Huang Xiangeng thinks” “

Tea is thick and lubricated; the aroma is clear and far away;

“, And add”

The breath of rotten stone plus moss

“It is the most intuitive feeling of Yan Yun; Mr. Chen Dehua also thinks that Yan Yun is

Wuyi Land incense

Today, when it comes to Yan Yun, it is often summarized as the four words “living sweet and fragrant”.

Regarding the rhyme, Mr. Zhang Tianfu believes that there must be three characteristics: 1. variety fragrance; 2. There are varieties in the tea soup; 3. After drinking, the rhyme is full of oral cavity, and the cheeks are fragrant.

Some people think,

Tieguanyin’s sound rhyme exists only in the tea tree variety Tie Guanyin

The Tieguanyin tea made of tree species such as Ben Mountain, Huang Dan, and Mao Crab does not have sound rhyme.


What is the taste of Yan Yun and Yinyun, and the language is difficult to explain clearly. As the Moral Teaning begins, “the Tao Ke is Tao, it is very Tao”, it is not Tao.

However, “rhyme” really exists. It is closely related to the growth environment, tree age, tea tree variety, and production process of tea. These factors constitute the aroma and material content of tea, and finally determine the outside of the tea outside the tea. “Rhyme”.

In order to figure out the impact of the internal material on rock and rhyme, some researchers used rock tea and Tieguanyin as the object, and analyzed the material differences in aroma and inner material. Essence

According to the results of aroma analysis, Tieguanyin is rich in orange-flowering alcohol, pyrine, 2-benzoxol benzozyl cyanone; Wuyi rock tea is rich in agarwood alcohol and its oxide, fragrant alcohol, benzinylol and other ingredients.

Different special aroma ingredients, so that


Tieguanyin is long and long, and the rock tea is strong

In addition, Wuyi Rock Tea and Tieguanyin are also very different in material content.

Several rock tea has high content in water immersion, tea polyphenols, and caffeine. The amino acid content is slightly lower.

The characteristics of heavy taste have been formed.


The contents of several titanine polyphenols and caffeine -alkali content are 3.51%less than rock tea, and 0.57%, respectively. At the same time, it is 0.39%more free amino acids.

Although Tieguanyin’s tea polyphenols and children are lower than those of rock tea, they still maintain a certain strength, and the water immersion is not obvious. Therefore, the overall

Tea soup has a certain thickness, which is relatively refreshing and soft, and the rhyme is longer

Different aroma and internal material content also constitute the different sensory quality characteristics of rock tea and Tieguanyin.

Overall, rock tea is tight, colorful, and the soup is mainly orange.

The taste is strong and heavy, the floral fragrance is obvious, and the rhyme reflects the feeling of strong


Tieguanyin is a frog leg, dragonfly head, yellow bright or green,

The taste is mellow with orchid fragrance, and the rhyme is mellow and long.

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Reference materials:

1. “Tea Rhymes”, Huang Zhongxian, Jiang Yan, Li Saijun, “Tea Communication”, September 2009, Vol. 36, Issue 3;

2. The sensory experience and chemical characteristics of “The” Rocky Rhyme “and” Yin Yun “of Oolong Tea”, Huang Jianan, Shi Zhaopeng, etc., Journal of Hunan Agricultural University, April 2003, Vol. 29, No. 2.