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What is Wu Yi Yan Cha?

This region is the pinnacle of Min Bei (northern Fujian) Wu Long. 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 come 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.

About Our Jin Mu Dan

Origin: Guan Yin Yan, Wu Yi Shan mountains, Fu Jian province, China  (~300-500m elevation)

We adore this lavish Wu Long. Also known as the Golden Peony, we can’t think of a better name for this passionate floral Yan Cha with no holding back of its beauty. 

Crafted by the award-winning Zhang Family, who are so well respected in the region and industry on a global scale. You can read more about the Zhang sisters in an article we wrote celebrating women in tea here.

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Zheng Yan (True Cliff) Tea

This tea is made from raw material of ancient, heirloom trees from the core region of Wu Yi Shan. This area is protected by UNESCO, and is considered the top terroir for Yan Cha Wu Longs.

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Tasting The 2020 Vintage

The 2020 vintage in particular has a big, bold fragrance of golden flowers with a penetrating long clean finish.

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Share Our Passion

If you love this guided tasting, join us monthly with our Educational Tea Club! We deep dive into two teas a month over Zoom. You'll be able to participate live and ask question and taste the tea together with our community.

Example Curriculum

  Jin Mu Dan, Guan Yin Yan, Spring 2020
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What You'll Need

To get the most out of this session, we advise having a gong fu brewing set up ready to brew along with. A Gai Wan, Fairness Pitcher, Strainer, and Three Sip Cup is recommended.

You can purchase a full gong fu brewing kit here.

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