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Issue #92: Wuyi Oolong Tea - An Introduction
September 10, 2017


Solving Problems Every Tea Drinker Faces

10 September 2017

Issue #92: Wuyi Oolong Tea Update


>> Wuyi Oolong Tea - An Introduction
>> Final Green Tea Arrival - Maofeng A Grade

wuyi oolong teaWhether I am in China or the West, speaking about Wuyi is likely to be a conversation stopper. People know it is a tourist attraction, not they won't know much about the tea.

If you are a tea lover, it is difficult not to get excited about it. Here are some amazing facts about the mountain and tea:

  • The Mountain is regarded as the richest depository of tea varieties in the world. Wuyi tea plants even have their own name - Var Bohea.

  • A Unesco heritage site since 1999, the mountain is renown for its biodiversity.

  • Biologists have been busy conducting field research there since 1873. They have identified nearly 4,000 plant species and 5,000 animal species.

  • Despite the biodiversity, the Mountain is small - it is just a mere 60 kilometer square. Can you imagine how precious an authentic Wuyi tea is?

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  • It has a thousand year history as a Tribute tea.

  • In China, the best teas were reserved for the emperor; they are known as the Tribute tea.

    Famous Song dynasty's poets Fan Zhongyan and Su Shi both alluded to Wuyi's fame. It gained the tribute status as early as in the 11th century.

  • It is home to the most precious tea plant in China: the 600 year-old Dahongpao.

  • When President Nixon visited, Chairman Mao presented him with 100 grams of tea leaves. When Nixon alluded to Mao's "stinginess", Premier Zhou explained such tiny quantity is worth half of Chinese Empire.

  • According to William Ukers, who wrote All About Tea in 1935, Wuyi oolong tea was one of the first teas to be exported to Europe in the early 17th century.

Wuyi Oolong Tea - Unraveling the Authentic Source

Huangshan Maofeng A Grade
Our last spring harvested tea - Huangshan Maofeng A grade - has finally arrived.

The manufacturer has increased the price slightly and also changed the packaging from 50 to 100 grams. Other than that, it is the same high quality as last year: a rare budget option that is clean-tasting, aromatic and organic certified.

I hope this helps? Any thoughts on this matter? Reply to this email or drop me a line in our Facebook page! Have a great summer!

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Julian Tai

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