What is Wu Yi Yan Cha?
This region is the pinnacle of Min Bei (northern Fujian) Wu Long (Oolong tea). The mantra for Yan Cha is “rock bone and floral fragrance.”
While all Wu Longs are floral, the "rock bone" of Yan Cha refers to a highly desired "molten stone" mouth feel and long mineral finish. The leaves are heavily roasted to achieve a signature dark and bold aroma and taste.
The most prized Yan Cha comes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wu Yi Shan. Within the limit of this scenic region, the terroir is called Zheng Yan (True Cliff).
Learn more about Yan Cha Wu Long with our Tea Fundamentals.