Wuyi is an unusual place. The odd looking mountains seem to have violently erupted out of the ground. These mountains are often shrouded in clouds due to the unusual location near the warm ocean.
The outcropping of rocks and the surrounding hill which are not too high along with generous rainfall and plenty of sunshine create a unique a highly coveted tea in China. Due to the relatively small area of Wuyi, this tea is not as plentiful as other Chinese teas. You will rarely find this tea in a supermarket or in tea bags as it is for the more sophisticated tea drinker. The tea leaf looks long and is not tightly balled up but rather slightly twisted and broad.
This organic tea steeps up to a beautiful dark amber color with little astringency associated with Breakfast teas. The flavor has been described as "peachy-honey" This mellow mouth feel makes this tea easy to drink and enjoy. Steep some up today.Base leaf: whole leaves of Oolong tea (Shui Xian)
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.