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Wuyi Oolong Tea

The Wuyi Mountains in northwestern Fujian Province are the birthplace oolong tea, producing rich, heavily-oxidized and charcoal-roasted oolongs with twisted leaves.

  • Discovery Collection
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    Our Discovery Collection showcases the breadth of traditional tea craftsmanship and flavor profiles. While perfect for those beginning their exploration of artisanal tea, seasoned tea drinkers will also enjoy the selection in this box. The Discovery Collection includes four 1-ounce bags of tea, each representing a classic growing region, varietal, and crafting style, with flavor profiles ranging from light to dark. Also included is an informational card listing the varietals, regions, and tasting notes, along with an educational video to watch as...

  • Oolong Collection
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    The Oolong Tea Collection is a selection designed to showcase the diverse range of oolong styles. With one tea from each of the four oolong-producing regions, this collection offers a broad overview of oolongs to please both new and experienced tea drinkers. Included in the Oolong Collection are four 1 ounce bags of tea, ranging from light to dark, representing regional crafting styles and flavor profiles. There's a small card in the collection with a...

  • Heritage Beidou, Wuyi Oolong
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍, 北斗

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, fruit

    漢字 武夷大紅袍, 北斗

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, fruit

    Beidou, or "North Star" is famed as a direct descendant of the true Grand Scarlet Robe, or “Da Hong Pao”, variety. As true Da Hong Pao teas are reserved for elite government officials and dignitaries, we spend our sourcing trips searching for descendant varieties like this Beidou, which is reputed...


  • Heritage Grand Scarlet Robe
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, oak

    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, oak

    So named because a Tang Dynasty scholar on his way to the Imperial examinations made tea from its leaves – and was the only scholar out of two hundred to pass the exam and awarded the imperial scarlet robe. In gratitude, the scholar wrapped the tea plant in those same...


  • Old Grove Shui Xian ca. 2013
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    漢字 老丛水仙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes grilled fruit, tree bark

    漢字 老丛水仙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes grilled fruit, tree bark

    Teas like this one, produced in a grove of old trees in the traditional region of the Wuyi Mountains, are highly valued for their concentration of flavor. The rocky terroir of this area is famous for producing distinct mineral flavors in the teas grown here. And the trees, well over...


  • Amber Wuyi
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    Amber Wuyi

    $18.00

    漢字 武夷水仙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit

    漢字 武夷水仙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit

    Crafted from the popular Shui Xian variety, our Amber Wuyi is roasted in the traditional style over longan fruit wood. A balance of burned caramel and dried fruit notes with a complex, whiskey-like finish makes this a nuanced introduction to Wuyi oolong teas. This Amber Wuyi has a natural sweetness...


  • Heritage Golden Buddha
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    漢字 武夷金佛, 炭焙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes graham cracker, caramel

    漢字 武夷金佛, 炭焙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes graham cracker, caramel

    A new Wuyi oolong cultivar developed over a decade ago by the Wuyi Shan Tea Research Institute, Golden Buddha was created to highlight the sweet, creamy characteristics of traditional Wuyi Yan Chas. Our Heritage Golden Buddha is thus a marrying of new and old – a fairly new varietal crafted...


  • Qi Zhong
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    Qi Zhong

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    漢字 武夷奇種

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt pie crust, smooth

    漢字 武夷奇種

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt pie crust, smooth

    Among the myriad oolong varieties grown in the Wuyi Mountains, Qi Zhong is a bit of a rarity. Indeed, its name means "unique varietal." Grown at lower elevations than our other Wuyi selections, this tea is an excellent introduction to the flavor profiles of this style, with no sharpness to the...


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