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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  • 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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  • 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
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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
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  • Aged Bei Dou, "North Star", 2014
    Aged Bei Dou,
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  • Aged Bu Zhi Chun, "Never Knows Springtime", 2013
    Aged Bu Zhi Chun,
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  • Aged Tie Luo Han, "Iron Arhat", 2009
    Aged Tie Luo Han,
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  • Aged Qi Dan, "Rare Vermillion", 2013
    Aged Qi Dan,
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  • Aged Da Hong Pao, "Big Red Robe", 2012
    Aged Da Hong Pao,
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  • Aged Da Hong Pao, "Big Red Robe", Blended by Zhang Tianfu, Pressed Bricks, 2006
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  • Aged Da Hong Pao, "Big Red Robe", 2008
    Aged Da Hong Pao,
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  • Aged Da Hong Pao, "Big Red Robe", 2000
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