A Brief Introduction of Phoenix Dancong’s growing environments
Phoenix mountains are the oldest mountains in Guangdong Province, China. The granites in Phoenix mountains were formed before 137,000,000 years. Most of the soil is formed by biotite granites. The red and yellow soil contains rich organic matter and has good breathability, which is helpful for tea trees’ deeply absorbing nutrients. Actually, Phoenix Dancong is the earliest granite tea. Phoenix mountains have been with much raining since ancient time. The upper part of the mountain has heavy rain and fog for about 2 hours in the early morning and at nightfall. The humidity keeps above 80%, which offers enough water for tea trees’ growing. The average yearly temperature is around 17-18 celsius. This climate fits tea tree growing character very much.
The foggy environment is good for resisting pests. Generally, in summer and autumn, most of the tea tree leaves are with pests’ holes. However, when winters comes, those pests have been frozen to death, so it is not necessary to use pesticides to drive pests away. In spring, it is still quite cold in the high mountains, the branches even are covered with ice in those very cold days.
On the other hand, tea trees grow in harmony with wild grass, bamboo, cedar, parasitic and so on. The biological balance is well kept in Phoenix mountains. For instance, parasitic get nutrition from tea trees and at the same time it also provide various nutrition to tea trees. The below picture shows the parasitic flower in a blooming tea tree.
Phoenix mountains are far away from industrial area, more than 200 kilometers away from down town.