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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Jin Guan Yin Wulong Tea 2013

Uncommonly intense. Even the aromatic richness its dry leaf stands out among other Tie Guan Yin...


Our price: $22.95

Zhi Lan Xiang (Iris Flower) Dan Cong Wulong 2013

Since this tea received its name largely due to its scent, it has the relaxing aroma of the iris orchid when brewed, with a bright yellow tea color.


Our price: $19.94

Premium Shui Xian (Narcissus) Organic Rock Wulong 2013

This tea originally came from Jian Yang not far from WuYi Mountain and has been transplanted to WuYiShan. Premium Shui Xian is often called Narcissus because of its wonderful floral aroma reminiscent...


Our price: $19.92

Premium Rou Gui Rock Wulong 2013

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: $19.91

Bai Ji Guan (White Rooster Crest) Rock Wulong 2013

 

When you infuse the tea, you’ll find that the thinness and silky smoothness of the leaves’ texture is striking. The brewed tea color is a clear and vibrant orange.


Our price: $19.42

Que She (Sparrow's Tongue) Rock Wulong 2013

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

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

Huang Guan Yin (Yellow Guan Yin) Rock Wulong 2012

This new tea is becoming very popular in China, with its sweet flavor, floral aroma and long finish.


Our price: $17.21

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