Our Selection Of
Wuyi Rock Tea
Exceptionally high quality, hand crafted teas from the Dahongpao Scenic Area, a national reserve in Wuyi and the birthplace of oolong tea.
Our Wuyi Rock Oolongs are purchased directly from a family in Wuyishan who owns and operates farmland inside the zheng yan and ban yan areas of the Dahongpao Scenic Area. The family controls all aspects of the process from caring for the trees, to harvesting, to processing, to shipping. Their teas are exceptional quality due their incredible expertise. We are very fortunate to carry their products. The family also has farms in Wudong Village and Daping Village, where they create wonderful Dan Congs and in Zhenghe Province where they grow the most delicious white teas. We are also pleased that by importing the teas ourselves, we can keep the prices reasonable and pay the farmers the fair wages they deserve.
Wuyi oolongs age gracefully. The flavors continue to change overtime making some vintage Wuyi oolongs highly sought after.
To get the most enjoyment from these teas, we strongly suggest the use of a
Zheng yan - Trees grown inside the confines of the national reserve, an area of about 16 square miles.
Ban yan - Trees grown immediately outside the confines of the national reserve. The similar soil conditions produces a very excellent tea with almost the same characteristics of tea grown inside the park. The tea is considered "half-rock" tea.
Zhou cha - Trees grown along the Nine Bends River, outside of the ban yan area.
Wai shan - Trees grown outside the previous three areas.