"Lushui is famous among the musical instruments while tea grown in Mengding Mountain is old friend". Mengding Ganlu is the oldest famous tea in China. It is said that Wu Lizhen of West Han Dynasty during the period of Ganlu, found the medical effects of wild tea on the top of Mengding Mountain, then he began to cultivate seven tea trees among the five peaks. Therefore, it was popular to plant Mengding tea and thus people call him "Master of Ganlu". The site of Wu Lizhen planting the seven tea trees nowadays still exists on the top of Mengding Mountain in Sichuan Province.
Water of Yangtze River, tea one the top of Meng Hill
Mengding Ganlu is mainly grown in the Peak. It is one of China's oldest tea with great reputation，entitled "old friend of tea", "tea pioneer". Thanks to delicate picking, superb making, beautiful appearance, and excellent quality, literati of every dynasty uttered sighs of admiration increasingly. What's more, they left lots of excellent poems about it. For example, Bai Juyi of Tang Dynasty said in Instrument and Tea that, Lushui is famous among the musical instruments while tea grown in Mengding Mountain is as intimate as an old friend”. Mengding Ganlu had won fame since then till Qing Dynasty, lasting for almost one thousand years.