It is considered that the Nanjing Yu Hua tea, began to be produced in the year 1958. This tea was named in honor of one of the most important attractions of Nanjing, the Park of Rain Flowers. Locals believe that around the 5th century AD this place witnessed a magical rain of flowers. These flowers, after falling on the ground, turned into bright stones. They say that you can even find these stones in the park today.
Rain Flower tea, from Nanjing, is pure gold in color because only the tender tea buds, collected in early spring, are used to produce this tea. A kilogram of ready-made tea contains about two hundred thousand tea buds! The government of China pays special attention to production of this variety of tea; the whole process of production is standardized to the point that suitable raw materials for this tea are grown only in certain areas of Nanjing. True Nanjing Yu tea is marked with a special label guaranteeing its quality.