Wuyi Mountain has long been renowned for its Wuyi oolong tea baring the unforgettable Yan Yun. One day the Emperor sent a letter to the Wise Tea Master Lao Cha, asking for the most balanced cliff tea.
Lao Cha sent back a small jar of the Big Dipper. At first, the Emperor was sad to see such a small amount of tea. But as soon as he drank it, he realized the tea leaves hold within all the misty rocky slopes of the Wuyi Mountains. As many times as he brewed it, the taste wouldn't subside. Flavorful, mineral, roasted, and sweet. It became a Wuyishan favorite.
The Wuyi Mountain region is the place of 39 peaks, 99 valleys, and a river with 9 bends. The mountain peaks, though not incredibly high, are always shrouded with fog and mist. The moisture gets accumulated on the rocky sides of the mountains and then flows down these rocks to the roots of the tea plants, enriching them with minerals and creating the unique Yan Yun ("rock rhyme") taste for which "Big Dipper" Bei Dou Oolong Tea is famous.
Yan Yun is the mouthwatering sensation we get after sipping a craft tea. Thanks to this mesmerizing and pleasant sensation, we are enticed to continue our tea ritual. With each gongfu-style brew, the oolong tea taste transforms. Gradually, we begin noticing more and more layers of flavor and aroma. Indeed, these layers are a result of the growing process of yancha and the techniques farmers use to process the tea.
Our Bei Dou Wuyi Oolong Tea is a prime example of Wuyi Rock Tea or yancha. Indeed, from the very first sip, you can taste the iconic mineral taste and the lingering Yan Yun. The tea gracefully transforms with each sip, easily lasting over ten infusions. Additionally, the medium roast of this Cliff Tea gently warms the body throughout the Gong Fu session.
Indeed, a perfectly brewed cup of yancha will have a well-balanced melange of mineral notes, a comforting roasted taste, and an elegant sweet and floral component.
Our "Big Dipper" grows in an area called Zheng Yan, the prime part of the famous Wuyi Shan area, in Fujian Province. It is a National Reserve in which the use of pesticides is prohibited. Naturally, this makes our Bei Dou Wuyi Oolong a pure organic tea.
To make this Wuyi Oolong tea, farmers only employ traditional techniques, which they have been passing down for generations. Then, they roast the loose leaf oolong tea three times over a wood charcoal fire infusing it with the warming roasted taste and aroma. Finally, the tea artisans can achieve an incredibly well-balanced yancha with a mouth-watering finish.
195℉ / 90℃
6g per 500ml 3-4min
6g per 110ml 10sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion