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Wuyi Rock

Wuyi Rock

Wuyi Rock
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Complex profile, chocolatey, earthy, bold and strong, with a surprisingly floral infusion. Incredible.

Ingredients: Tea (Camelia Sinensis)

25g (8-15 cups of tea)
$4.95
100g (35-65 cups of tea)
$12.95
500g (165-300 cups of tea)
$56.95
2kg (670-1300 cups of tea)
$194.95
45g Tin - Loose leaf (30-35 cups of tea)
$8.95

Instructions

  • Serving Size: 3g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 88°C
  • Steeping Time: 1 to 2 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: China
  • Caffeine: Medium

Wuyi Rock

Likely one of the best dark oolong we have ever tasted, and a consistent best-seller, this oolong is cultivated from the Wuyi Mountains in Nanping Prefecture. Mount Wuyi has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of incredible and unique biological diversity, and has been defined as a zone of conservation. The Wuyi Oolong is found in this region, and is harvested only in very small quantities so as to not tire the plants. As this particular style of oolong prodcution is not unqine to this region, The remarkable chocolately and earthy fragrance, and the complex flavor profile of the Wuyi Oolong is entirely due to the climate and soil conditions of the region. No other Dark oolong has this distinct flavor profile. Do not miss this one.

Story, Folklore, History...

Harvested from the Wuyi Mountains in China’s Nanping Prefecture, this tea is specially grown in small batches, sucking up the rich and unique flavor profiles of the region. As the leaves do so they are infused with the lush tastes of earthy China, while giving back to the region even more distinctive history.

First settled by humans some 4,000 years ago according to archeological records, these green, cloud-capped mountains provide some of China’s most breathtaking views. Like the pictures on a tourist brochure, the scenery of this region has an enchanted quality of green forest and white mist.

The mountains also lend China some of its most venerated history. In the 8th century AD, for instance, the Tang Dynasty built the fabulous Wuyi Palace at the foot of the Great King Peak. Though blood sacrifices are no longer held there, it remains a tourist destination and retains the ghostly vestiges of many human lives spilt over the course of hundreds of years. A dedicated visitor can also see the ruins of dozens of monasteries and temples, as well as ancient institutions of learning.

Read a legend about wuyi rock oolong on our blog.

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Aroma: Smoky, Earthy
Infusion Aroma: Smoky
Infusion Color: Amber
Base flavor: Smoky, nutty, smooth finish
Infusion Strength: Medium

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I’ve tried many teas and this one is definitely my favorite.
Dark, VERY smooth, earthy, and nutty, with a nice hint of chocolatey sweetness to it. Smells absolutely incredible.
I wash the leaves before infusing which i find makes a huge difference and improves the cup. Multiple infusions are recommended. I almost always do two, and sometimes a third when I want a lighter cup of tea.

Can’t recommend this one enough. Try it!

Submitted by Pylon
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This is a great dark oolong tea.  It is different from most oolongs which are more similar to green tea.  This tea has a pleasant earthy and nutty taste.  This should appeal to coffee drinkers.  I recommend you rinse this tea, discard the water and then steep for a smoother taste.

Submitted by markodm
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I wasn’t expecting to like this tea because I tend to gravitate towards sweeter teas but it is quite good. I really like how smooth it tastes.

Submitted by Antares
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Beautifully earthy and smooth to drink! A great delight.

Submitted by Bob
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However, my wife disagrees and REALLY enjoyed this tea.

Submitted by Chad
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A great tea for someone looking for a smoky taste, but a little too smoky for myself.

Submitted by Chad
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I found Wuyi Rock to be a delightful oolong, dark, rich, sweet and smoky. This tea carries a wonderful taste through multiple infusions. Many people ‘wash’ the tea leaves of Wuyi Rock first, simply by infusing for 10-30 seconds, discarding that infusion and infusing again for a longer period of time (2-3 minutes). I found less nutty hints but I did find it to be smooth, earthy, chocolatey, smokey and floral all in one. Each infusion has a bit of a different taste, I would recommend at least 3 infusions on this one smile

Submitted by Cindy
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This is a little too smoky for my taste.

Submitted by CharlesE

From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog

The Rich History of Wuyi - by Shanti Tea

The Rich History of Wuyi

Once considered a great rarity in the West, tea is now about as commonplace as earth or air. Like both, however, it has the ability to be ordinary and humdrum, or – as is the case with our artisanal Canadian tea company’s Wuyi Rock Oolong – to be rare, uplifting, and inspired.

Harvested from the Wuyi Mountains in China’s Nanping Prefecture, this tea is specially grown in small batches, sucking up the rich and unique flavor profiles of the region. As the leaves do so they are infused with the lush tastes of earthy China, while giving back to the region even more distinctive history.

First settled by humans some 4,000 years ago according to archeological records, these green, cloud-capped mountains provide some of China’s most breathtaking views. Like the pictures on a tourist brochure (or the digitally created photos we now associate with James Cameron’s groundbreaking movie Avatar), the scenery of this region has an enchanted quality of green forest and white mist.

The mountains also lend China...

Read the rest of the article on our blog.