5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WUYI OOLONGS; Nicole Martin; Tea For Me Please

China – Mount Wuyi

1. The Wuyi mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wuyi oolongs can only be made in the Northern Fujian mountain range that is their namesake. This region was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999 for its cultural value, scenic views, and biodiversity. It is interesting to note that unlike most other oolong production areas the tea here is not grown at high elevation (only about 700 meters). That doesn’t mean they aren’t good quality though! The traditional growing area for Wuyi oolongs is called Zheng Yan and it is carefully protected. Older trees within this area are referred to as Lao Cong. These teas will fetch a much higher price tag but buyers need to be aware that fakes abound in both China and abroad.

2. It’s all about the rocks.

You might also see this type of tea called yancha, or cliff tea.

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