WuYi Yan Cha
With careful aging, often years in preparation, and multiple charcoal firings, this rare-lot high-mountain Oolong brews to deep gold hues and flavors of caramel and intense fruity notes in its finish. Grown and processed in the WuYi Mountains in Fujian Province, this tea is rich in aroma and complex in flavor. With multiple charcoal firings, artisan hands have worked the thick, long leaves to consistently yield sweet (think caramel), fruity and floral notes that are strong and linger well after the finish. Note the leaves are thick and show some green-to-black coloration - the result of working and processing the leaf. Each firing has deepened and enriched the flavors of this famous varietal. When cupping this tea, multiple steeps are the norm as the leaves open slowly and disperse their varied flavors. In China, it is known as a Min-Bei Oolong, as it is made north of the Min River. Rare Lot # 1.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Supporting adults with disabilities
Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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