Known widely as a "Wuyi Rock Tea", WuYi Yan Cha, through aging of the leaf and multiple firings over charcoal, this prized high-mountain Oolong brews to rich-colored, strong flavors. Tastes of caramel, intense fruity notes and a scent of the firing process. Finish is smooth and long-lasting. Lot has aged 5 years. Rare lot # 8.
Lot Notes: We selected this lot as it offers the range of flavors we associate with the style of tea. Its aroma is evident, sweet yet high fired. Successive firings have deepened the flavors of the leaves. Lot offers a progression of tastes with each steep.
Tea Facts: Arguably one of China's 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. The leaves are thick and show green-to-black coloration - the result of working and processing the leaf. A favorite tea to serve using a Gong Fu tea service using plenty of leaf and short steep times.
Tasting Notes: With multiple charcoal firings, artisan hands have worked the thick, long leaves to consistently yield sweet (think caramel), fruity notes that are strong and linger well after the finish. Just a hint remains of the high-fire process. Aging the leaves has yielded a clean taste.