Wuyi Half Way Sky
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Elevation: 1100 Meters
Varietal: Ban Tian Yao
Production: 6 month charcoal pit roasted by hand
Typically reserved for government officials, this top-grade Ban Tian Yao (“Halfway Up Sky”) is a rare and limited varietal from the renowned Wuyi region. Just 10 cm. of soil sits atop soft white Wuyi rock into which the tea roots burrow, drawing nourishment and flavor from minerals other terroirs never touch. Large-leaf twisted and charcoal-baked in the style original to oolong making, this tea is dark and earthy, with distinctive cinnamon notes and a nutty fieriness that set it apart from other Wuyi varietals.
For a sweeter Wuyi, also try our Water Golden Turtle varietal.
4g or 1T | 8oz. @ 205˚F | 1 minute
Use a yixing or porcelain teapot. Drain completely and serve.
Please re-infuse 7 or more times.
Serves 49 8oz. cups per 1oz. of whole leaf tea