Wulong Tea

Some time around the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (1644) a new style of partially oxidized tea sprang from the Wu Yi Mountains. When first mentioned in writing these teas were referred to as Rock Tea (Yan Cha) - a reference to their birthplace, the rocky soil of Wu Yi Shan, and a name that is still used for teas from this region today. These first teas soon came to be called Min Bei Wulong Cha, translated as "Northern Fujian Black Dragon Tea."  In English, we use a short anglicized pronunciation of this title - "wulong," also spelled "oolong."

The skill of making this special type of tea spread from the North of Fujian province southward to the Anxi and Guangdong province's Chaozhou area (Phoenix Mountain) before crossing the strait to Taiwan around 1810. These areas continue to be the bases for the four major catagories of Wulong tea: Wu Yi Mountain Rock Wulong, Anxi Wulong, Dan Cong Wulong, and Taiwan Wulong.  Read more...


Anxi Wulongs
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Dan Cong Wulongs
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Taiwan Wulongs

Wu Yi Mtn Rock Wulongs
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Qi Dan (Original Bush Big Red Robe) Rock Wulong 2014

Qi Dan’s most distinctive attribute is the complex aftertaste that develops slowly in the back of the throat after the infused tea is swallowed. This is the celebrated “Yan Yun” or “rhyme” of rock wulong tea.


Our price: $17.32

Chuan Tong Tie Guan Yin (Old Style Tie Guan Yin) Anxi Wulong 2012

We like to think of this tea as a bit of a tribute to the old school and the seasoned tea drinker who remembers the days when this tea’s rich body and aftertaste were higher prized than a flowery aroma.


Our price: $18.10

Tie Luo Han (Iron Monk) Rock Wulong 2013

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Tie Luo Han bushes resemble a willow tree with thick shiny leaves with large veins that create a rich complex tea. 


Our price: $18.23
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Que She (Sparrow's Tongue) Rock Wulong 2014

Named for its delicate and narrow shape, Sparrow’s Tongue has a rich and unique aroma with a smooth flavor and an enduring aftertaste.


Our price: $18.34

Li Li Xiang Anxi Wulong 2012

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The interesting flavor and affordable price makes this a great everyday wulong tea.


Our price: $18.56

Yu Lan Xiang (Magnolia) Dan Cong Wulong 2013

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This tea has a full-bodied flavor that fills the entire mouth.


Our price: $18.73

Bai Ji Guan (White Rooster Crest) Rock Wulong 2014

Clear and vibrant orange infusion with crisp meadow aromatics of wild flowers and fresh cut straw.


Our price: $19.42

Premium Rou Gui Rock Wulong 2014

Like our Imperial Rou Gui, this tea also grows in central part of the Wu Yi Mountains known for its mineral rich soil.


Our price: $19.90

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