Collection: Wuyi Yancha

People have been growing tea in the Fujian area for over two thousand years, possibly stretching back to the neolithic age. Wuyishan became prominent locus of the tea industry in the late 1300s. It is the birthplace of both oolong and black tea.

Wuyi yancha, or "cliff tea", is grown along steep, stony ridges. The stones, constantly weathered by the subtropical climate, amend an immense spectrum of minerality to the soil. Protected by the government, the best tea is grown in the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve, where using chemicals is illegal severely punishable. The farmers here have learned to work with nature to sustain biodynamic tea forests. Diverse, primeval forests are adjacent vertical cliffs, making these gardens very difficult to get to. The topography only allows small gardens to exist between the immense boulders. The flavors are intensely complex, and accompanied body full of malted sweetness and thick minerality.

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  • Wild Lapsang Souchong
    Wild Lapsang Souchong
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  • Huang Guan Yin, "Yellow Goddess of Mercy"
    Huang Guan Yin,
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  • Shui Jin Gui, "Golden Water Turtle"
    Shui Jin Gui,
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  • Aged Lapsang Souchong, 2007
    Aged Lapsang Souchong, 2007
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  • Bai Rui Xiang, "White Winter Daphne"
    Bai Rui Xiang,
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  • Yan Ru, "Rock Milk"
    Yan Ru,
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  • Huang Mei Gui, "Yellow Rose"
    Huang Mei Gui,
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  • Que She, "Sparrow's Tongue"
    Que She,
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  • Jin Guan Yin, "Golden Goddess of Mercy"
    Jin Guan Yin,
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  • Qi Lan, "Rare Orchid"
    Qi Lan,
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  • Mei Zhan, "Divine Plum Blossom"
    Mei Zhan,
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  • Fo Shou, "Buddha's Palm"
    Fo Shou,
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  • Jin Mudan, "Golden Peony"
    Jin Mudan,
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  • Bu Jian Tian, "Lost the Sky"
    Bu Jian Tian,
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  • Dan Gui, "Red Osmanthus"
    Dan Gui,
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  • Bu Zhi Chun, "Never Knows Springtime"
    Bu Zhi Chun,
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  • Lao Jun Mei, "Old Man's Eyebrows"
    Lao Jun Mei,
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  • Qi Dan, "Rare Vermillion"
    Qi Dan,
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  • Tie Luo Han, "Iron Arhat"
    Tie Luo Han,
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  • Da Hong Pao, "Big Red Robe"
    Da Hong Pao,
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  • Ai Jiao, "Little Foot"
    Ai Jiao,
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  • Bai Ji Guan, "White Cockscomb"
    Bai Ji Guan,
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  • Lao Cong Shui Xian, "Old Tree Water Sprite"
    Lao Cong Shui Xian,
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  • Shui Xian, "Water Sprite"
    Shui Xian,
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  • Aged Shui Xian, "Water Sprite", 2014
    Aged Shui Xian,
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  • Aged Lao Cong Shui Xian, "Old Tree Water Sprite", 2013
    Aged Lao Cong Shui Xian,
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  • Rougui, "Cinnamon Bark", Competition Grade
    Rougui,
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  • Aged Lapsang Souchong, 2010
    Aged Lapsang Souchong, 2010
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  • Aged Rougui, "Cinnamon Bark", 2013
    Aged Rougui,
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  • Rougui, "Cinnamon Bark"
    Rougui,
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  • Bei Dou, "North Star"
    Bei Dou,
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  • Aged Mei Zhan, "Divine Plum Blossom", 2013
    Aged Mei Zhan,
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