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Snow tea (Thamnolia vermicularia), also known as ground tea, too white tea and ground snow tea, is a tea family plant of lichon. Snow tea is a lichon tea plant, shaped like hollow grass buds, 30 to 70mm long, 1 to 3mm thick, extremely light in weight, shaped like white chrysanthemum petals, white as snow, hence the name. Snow tea is divided into green snow tea (red snow tea) and white snow tea. It is called "summer soft" in Tibetan language and "Ge Leng" in Naxi language means "tea on the rock". The tea is produced in the area of Yulong Snow Mountain, Yak Mountain, Yaoshan and other high mountains thousands of meters above sea level, is a kind of tea plants. Because it is natural wild, it can not be cultivated artificially. Snow tea is pure and refreshing, its taste is slightly bitter and sweet, is a rare health drink. Take a little with boiling water bubble drink, or add to the tea bubble drink, have heat and fluid, can wake up the mind, lower blood pressure, blood lipids and other effects.

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Development History Tibet has a long history of drinking snow tea. As early as the Ming Dynasty, snow tea has become a tribute treasure of Mu's chieftain. Now there are many companies in Tibet that produce boxed products and beverages, which are good gifts for relatives and friends in tourism. Tibetan snow tea has a high position in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. It is recorded in the Compendium of Materia Medica: "Snow tea is not tea, but is born with a kind of grass bud. The natives can stir-fry and bake it, and cook it instead of tea. It is warm in the abdomen and tastes bitter and fragrant". Tea famous place tea, too white tea, shaped like white chrysanthemum petals, white as snow, hence the name Tibet snow tea, growing in the snow-covered alpine moss belt above 4000 meters above sea level, is natural wild and cannot be cultivated artificially. Tibet snow tea is cool and sweet. It is rich in snow tea acid, scaly acid, crochete acid, D-arbitol, mannitol, amino acids, a variety of vitamins and trace elements. It is a safe, non-toxic and side-effect drink after drug inspection.

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Classification characteristics Snow tea, Shangri-La Tibetan called "summer soft" or "gang stem", is a teaceae lichen plant, distributed in Shangri-La Diqing Prefecture at an altitude of 3,000 meters on the grassland and stone surface, from a distance like a layer of frost. Snow tea according to its color can be divided into white snow tea and black snow tea.

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white snow tea

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Literature [source] "compendium of materia medica"

Overview

Snow tea, out of southern Yunnan, is white in color and yellowish in color for a long time. It is cooked with a lamp and fragrant. Shaped like a lotus heart, but as a jade bud color ear. According to the snow tea out of Yongshan County, Yunnan Province, the mountains are covered with snow, which is not necessary in summer. Those born in snow are not tea, but are born with a kind of grass bud. The natives picked fried baked tea, which is like tea, hence the name, its color is white, so it is called snow tea. The tea pieces are all made into a tube, like a honey tube and a chrysanthemum core flap. This tea warms the stomach. If people suffer from tuberculosis and lose too much blood, their stomachs will be cold, and tea is the most taboo, but this tea is not taboo. Cooking is warm in the abdomen, and the taste is bitter and beautiful, thicker than his tea.

Picking: Harvest after the snow melts, remove the base moss and weeds, and dry.

Habitat distribution: born in alpine mountains. Distribution of Yunnan, Sichuan, Shaanxi and other places. Yunnan, Sichuan.

Chemical composition: Containing snow tea element (vermicularin), snow tea acid (thamnolic acid), phosphinic acid (spuamatic acid), croatiate acid (baeomy-cesic acid), and D-arabitol (D-arabiton) and mannitol (manni-tol).

Taste: "Sichuan Chinese Medicine": light slightly bitter, cool, non-toxic.

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Red Snow Tea

Red snow tea, also known as golden tea, deer heart snow tea, slightly gray, long round bar.

All are slender tubular, single branch or 2-3 branches, 3-7cm long, 1-2mm in diameter, thick flat band-like, with broken marks at the base, tapering apex, fine appearance, slightly wrinkled concave. Hollow section. The quality is slightly soft. No gas, taste like tea. It is better to be strong, white in color and bitter in taste. Shaped like chrysanthemum petals, hence the name. It is distributed on the dry trunks of larch and fir in the snowy alpine bryophyte belt above 4,000 meters above sea level. Natural wild, world wonder, rare and rare. Boiling water brewing, red and bright color, like red wine color, leaf body shape like coral bloom, slightly shaded fragrance. Tibetan medicine has been used for hundreds of years. Modern medical research has shown that red snow tea is rich in a large number of trace elements necessary for the human body. It has the effects of lowering blood lipids, cholesterol, clearing the heart and opening the mind, nourishing blood and nourishing the heart, and has obvious effects on hypertension, coronary heart disease, obesity, and weakness. effect. Department of natural wild, can not be artificially cultivated.

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Morphological characteristics Snow tea is a lichen-like tea plant. The lichen is white or grayish white, tubular, single or with rare branches, slightly curved apex, roundworm-like, shaped like hollow grass buds, 30 to 70mm long, 1 to 3mm thick, extremely light in weight, shaped like white chrysanthemum petals, white as snow, hence its name.

All are slender tubular, single branch or 2-3 branches, white, 3-7cm long, 1-2mm in diameter, thick flat band-like, with broken marks at the base, tapering apex, fine appearance, slightly wrinkled concave. Hollow section. The quality is slightly soft. Qi no, taste bitter like tea. It is better to be strong, white in color and bitter in taste.

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