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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Zheng Yan Da Hong Pao Rock Wulong 2013

July Special -- 20% Off!

A rendition of Da Hong Pao made from leaves of the Xiao Hong Pao cultivar grown in mineral rich soil of the Wuyi Mountain's center. The inventive roasting process used in crafting this tea yields a leaf that has both the complexity of higher roasted tea but without a heavy charcoal scent.


Our price: $11.69

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

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