A worker tastes rice wine at a distillery in Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 8, 2019. Rice wine, an alcoholic beverage fermented and distilled from rice, is a local specialty for celebrating festivals or treating guests. With the development of tourism, the rice wine brewing industry grows rapidly, and becomes a new engine for poverty alleviation.
It has a long history for Wulingyuan TuJia brocades.Most traditional brocades are used as bedding,clothes.We call this kind of brocades for "Xi Lan Ka Pu",the meaning of which is TuJia bedding.the main materials of TuJia brocades are silks,cotton thread and worsted.
Dark Tea(Hei Cha 黑茶) is an unique type of tea made by most fermentation with a more than 400 years history,in China.it is usually called Border-Sale tea(Bian Xiao Cha 边销茶),literally,tea sold on borders as it is commonly compressed into forms of bricks and sold in western minority areas of China.
Zhangjiajie Tujia people use a piece of good quality wood as the surface for the collage. Then put the skins, roots, brunches of trees and some other materials to stick onto the surface. With all these materials put onto the board it formed a beautiful picture about natural sceneries.
As an ancient craft, dye used in Fenghuang Plangi is the same as batik. But plangi has much more vivid methods. Instead of adhering depends on wax, plangi uses strings to wrap part of the lining and this part will not be put in the dye. Other parts also form the same color as dye. Wrapped part has transition of color because of liquid’s soakage. It has no harm to human health since the dyeing adopts radix isatidis and other natural plant.
Qingyan Tsui Ming is a kind of the famous tea in China. It is well-known for it comes from mantel rocks in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which also makes its name. On May, 1983, Qingyan Tsui Ming was awarded high-quality tea and was honored with golden cup. On october, 1988, Qingyan Tsui Ming was awarded national silver medal in the First Food Exposition held in Beijing.Qingyan Tsui Ming’s plantation was located in somewhere, with an altitude lasting from 450 meters to 900 meters. Over there, peaks rise one above the other in the distance, foggy covers it perennially, climate is moderate and soil is fertile, which all make it a perfect place for the growing of Qingyan Tsui Ming. Workers usually start to pick fresh tea leaves from Qingming (Early April) to Grain Rain (6th solar term). The whole production process contains eight steps: killing out, rubbing, frying, drying, shaping, airing and seasoning.As for the quality, Qingyan Tsui Ming has perfectly round, emerald green and tight trabs. It looks light green and transparent when brewed. Drinking it leads you endless aftertastes. Famous painter Huang Yongyu once said, “Guilin’s scenery is the best in the world, Zhangjiajie’s scenery is better than Guilin and Qingyan Tsui Ming suffuses an exquisite fragrance all over the world”.Translated by Becky
Having bountiful nutrition and a flavor of crispy and delicacy, honey bee pupae is really a pure natural ambrosia. In recent years, honey bee pupae has been sold for 600 RMB per Kg in Jishou and Zhangjiajie, Xiangxi. It has become another famous specialty that sends to friends and guests.
Named Tujia dew tea and Tujia magical tea, Maoyanmei has its vulgos like: longevity cane, glossy ganoderma, mee tea and bitter sweet dew. It is a kind of wild plant grown in the primeval forest of Zhangjiajie. The tea made from this plant has the freshness and simplicity from the climate.
Zhangjiajie can be said to be the origin of tea with various kind of teas; such as Chun-ming emerald green tea, lobster scented tea, tippy tea, dew tea and Tujia cloud tea, to name a few, of which“the King of Tea”is Eucommiae tea.
With a long history of its arts, pure, beautiful, ancient and plain, Fenghuang batik is an exquisite article in Fenghuang’s folk arts and crafts.Thanks to its bountiful patterns, elegant tue and unique style, batik is applied to making apparels and various living utilities. When looking a piece of batik, you feel its simplicity but no lack of freshness and pleasure to your eyes, especially with ethnic features. At the same time, as a folk art in the ancient time, batik has a history of over 1,000 years. Its unique ethnic style and bountiful national identity are poplar among tourists.