The Wuyi mountain district in Fujian Province is one of the most famous and well-regarded tea growing regions. Tradition holds that it is where oolong tea was first grown and it is certainly the centre of the roasted oolongs tradition. The Wuyi mountain district is also where Lapsang Souchong was first grown. Wuyi teas are also known as Yancha, ‘rock tea’, because of the craggy mountainous terrain they are grown in.
Our Yancha is from tea gardens within the Wuyi mountain range and the Phoenix Mountain area of Guangdong Province that have been owned by the Zhou family of tea masters for generations. They grow and process the tea traditionally on small plots, each one giving a unique flavour and aroma. We source these teas directly from the Zhou family.