Wuyi Yan Cha - "Rock Tea"

Think sweet caramel & fruity notes.

Classed as one of the Wuyi Rock Teas, WuYi Yan Cha, through multiple charcoal firings, is a mountain grown oolong that brews to rich orange-red colors & strong flavors. Aroma is likewise strong, a result of the intense firing process it undergoes. Leaves open to flavors of caramel and fruit. Finish is smooth, enlivening. Lot #2 was harvested in 2020. 

Lot Notes: We selected this lot as it offers a range of flavors we look for in this style of oolong. Aroma is strong and very pleasing. Multiple high-temperature firings have deepened its natural flavors; multiple steeps will yield the range of its flavors. 

Tea Facts: Arguably one of China's 10 Famous Teas. Grown in the WuYi Mountains. In China, this WuYi is known as a Min-Bei oolong, as it is made north of the Min River. Once shaped and fired, the leaves show a green-to-black coloration. China-side, this is a favored tea for Gong Fu style service - plenty of leaf, high temp water & short steeps.

Tasting Notes: Mineral notes show as a result of the rich fertile soils of WuYi Shan. Multiple charcoal firings created clean, sweet caramel and fruity notes. Mouth feel is sweet and enlivening. Flavors will linger.

Brewing Suggestions. For 8 ounces of water, at boiling temperature, use at 3+ grams or a tablespoon of leaf. Rinse the leaves briefly, pour off and re-infuse. Steep for 3 minutes and taste. For GongFu service, use 6 grams of leaf per 8 ounces of water, rinse, re-infuse and steep for 20-30 seconds. Multiple steeps are the rule.

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    Posted by Sergii Bogomaziuk on 3rd Jun 2020

    Excellent tea! worth of all money.