佛手 "Buddha's Hand"
This ancient varietal hails from the Fujian province and is planted by the picturesque Nine Bend River and labeled Banyan "Half Cliff Tea." Named after the hand-sized leaves on the tree, resembling bergamot. In the teapot, they drape contently and release a wintry aroma akin to a snow pear. At first sip, it's milder in flavor, requiring patience and attentive brewing for each nuanced layer to be fully revealed. An excellent option to hone your tea-tasting skills! Its taste unfolds itself like a long hike on a foggy mountain path.
Since 2017, the workshop of Ye Qitong, a renowned Intangible Cultural Tea Master, has been carefully crafting our Wu Yi Yan Cha. Ye Qitong selects the best varietals grown in Wu Yi Shan ravine, resulting in Cliff Rock Oolongs, among the finest in China. These teas are distinguished by the age of their trees and expert use of charcoal-firing techniques.
Fo Shou, 25-year-old trees
deep purple floral notes, then white, thick sweetness of dried plum and raisins, red wine
3 x 8g (suggested serving size in a 120ml gaiwan)