very part of the Chinese countryside has its legends which reflect the tragedy of life in old China, and there is one linked with Huangshan Mao Feng. A young man and a beautiful young woman from a tea plantation were in love, but the local tyrant seized her for his concubine. She escaped, only to learn that the landlord had killed her lover. When she found the lover's body deep in the mountains, she wept and wept until she became the rain, while her lover's body turned into a tea bush. That is why, says the legend, the area where this tea grows is cloudy and humid the year round.
-- from All the Tea in China, by Kit Chow and Ione Kramer