You’ve asked about it, and now it’s here: One River Tea Wuyi Oolong Teas. This is the first collection of Wuyi Rock teas we have curated, and we are incredibly excited to offer this well-honed selection. In our past five years in China, we have had a lot of amazing and a lot of low-quality Wuyi Oolongs. We like to think we have a sensitive palate when it comes to detecting sour edges, overt bitterness, and poor processing. Thus we were thrilled when we came across this producer whose teas one and all have been superbly processed, roasted and stored.
Since we were in the Wuyi mountains for a few weeks in April and another in May, spring teas were only just beginning to be picked and processed, and wont be roasted until August. Thus, in our zeal we went ahead and bought a few aged teas, two from 2020, and two from much earlier! The varietals are different, the years are different, and the experience is sure to be quite a unique insight into what Wuyi Rock teas can be!
In the set:
14g Jinguanyin from 2020
14g Daily Rougui from 2020
14g Jinguanyin from 2013
14g Old Bush Shuixian from 2009
We are incredibly excited about all of these teas, the Jinguanyin varietal is the same varietal as our Meihouwang Roasted Anxi Oolong, thus is a great look at how this tea cultivar is made in the south of the province versus in the north of the province. The aged shuixian has the most iconically satisfying aged old bush wuyi oolong taste we love, and the daily rougui is a tea we could drink, well, daily and never be disappointed!
The tea is packaged in 14g heat-sealed bags. Recommended brewing is 6-7 grams of tea in a 3-4 ounce gaiwan; thus, this sample set offers two chances to taste each tea and compare with the others.
We are very excited to share this tea tasting opportunity, as it is one of the few ways to really understand the complexities of certain types of teas.