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.

History of Shi Ru

This tea is a unique cultivar of Yan Cha hailing from one of the top terroirs of Wu Yi Shan, Hui Yuan Keng. Delicate and tender, deep and juicy, this tea is a quality treat.

Stone Milk

Shi Ru means "stone milk." It speaks truthfully to the tender and juicy impression this tea leaves with its fans.

Tasting the 2021 Vintage

The delicate and deep orchid notes in this variety make it stand out from a typical bold fragrant Yan Cha.

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 questions and taste the tea together with our community.

Example Curriculum

  Shi Ru, Wu Yi Shan, Spring 2021
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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 Cup are recommended.

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