This oolong tea sampler consists of 3 samples of 6 different teas (total 18 sample packs). Each sample bag contains a generous 8 gram (0.28 oz) of tea that easily lasts for 9-10 steeps in a Yixing teapot or Chinese gaiwan. Your Wuyishan journey starts right here.
Why this Rock Tea Sampler?
Every year, the Teasenz team visits Wuyishan at least twice, with the main goal of sourcing the best Dahongpao we can find at reasonable farm-direct prices. Yet, during our many visits, we’ve discovered and tasted so many other types of rock tea that are as impressive.
With the launch of this rock tea sampler, we’ve come to a decision that these teas can’t be ignored any longer. Wuyishan isn’t just about Dahongpao, and we would love to introduce the tea crowd out there the diversity that this tea region has to offer.
Tea Sampler Content
Below a list of all the teas included in this Yancha impressions kit:
- Da Hong Pao (Red Robe): a high roast version of this classic oolong. The taste is intense and mellow with a slightly sweet aftertaste. The aroma is full and powerful. Favoured by those who like a strong rock tea that last for many steeps.
- Rou Gui (Cinnamon Bark): a medium roast yancha type, which was first processed during the Qing dynasty. Smooth with a lingering cinnamon fragrance that stays in your mouth for hours.
- Shui Xian (Water Sprite): medium roast oolong also known as 'Shui Hsien'. It's characterised by a soft and smooth texture with a honey-ish flavour and floral aroma. It kind of reminds us of a Mi Lan Xiang Dan Cong from Guangdong. A highly accessible oolong with an unique and easy to notice after taste.
- Huang Mei Gui (Yellow Rose): light roast. this oolong has a very unique floral aroma that evolves after every brew. It becomes sweeter, steep after steep.
- Bei Dou Yi Hao (North Star): a light roast yancha characterised by a fruity aroma.
- Qi Lan (Orchid): a light and mellow flavour characterised by a floral aroma of orchid and rosewood.
Yan Cha Origin & Classification
With our determination, we’ve been talking and collaborating with 6 different tea farmers we’ve became our friends. Their farm is located just outside the scenic area. If you’re not familiar with the geographic categorisation of yan cha, here it is:
- Zhengyan: leaves grown inside the scenic area.
- Banyan: leaves grown just outside the scenic area.
- Zhouyan: leaves further away from the scenic area.
As the prices of Zhengyan are as high as if they’re from another planet, we’ve decided to collaborate with farmers who’s raw materials classify as ‘banyan’. The soil is very similar to that of ‘zhengyan’ teas, but at a much more affordable rate. Yet, we’ve decided to avoid ‘zhouyan’ teas, because the flavours and aroma’s don’t come close to that of a banyan and zhengyan.
The farmers behind these teas have all been growing tea since they’re kids. They’ve inherited the knowledge of tea production of at least 3 generations before them.None of them are able to afford the expensive organic certifications that only multinationals are able to pay, but there way of producing tea in our opinion beyond organic.
Each of the farmers have selected their best ‘home tea’ to be part of our sampler.
Wholesale Wu Yi Tea
For tea merchants, we offer the possibility to source one or more samples of this set at wholesale discount. The minimum order quantity just starts at 500 g (17.5 oz).
|Steeping time||Gaiwan / yixing teapot: 1 x rinse; 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, etc|
|Steeping temperature||95 °C - 200 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||n/a|
|Tea Caffeine Content||medium|
|Tea Region||Wuyi Mountain|
|Tea in Chinese||武夷山岩茶|