WUYI ROCK OOLONG oolong tea
Unfortunately this tea as well as some others are becoming harder to obtain due to the impacts of climate change. We recommend our plain Pu-erh oolong tea as an alternative.
Classic style, full-bodied & charcoal roasted. Compelling complexity & lingering aftertaste result from ancient tea bushes grown in mineral rich soil, within a magnificent subtropical rainforest. Crafted from wild bushes grown in Wuyi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing a treasured biodiversity zone.
Considered an elixir of immortality & replenishing tonic, it is associated with many healthful properties including stimulating the metabolism & digestion, as well as slimming effects. Traditionally enjoyed with a heavy meal or after strenuous physical exercise (such as martial arts) for its restorative benefits.
WUYI SHAN, FUJIAN CHINA ROU GUI CULTIVAR
Our Special Reserve Tea Collection celebrates the art of tea craftsmanship, supports biodiversity, the environment and small scale tea farmers. Requiring great skill to produce, many of the teas in this collection can take a Tea Maker over 10 years to learn and by purchasing these teas you’re helping keep these traditions and unique tea varietals alive and thriving.
To maximize the taste & aroma experience
> brew & serve it Chinese Tea Ceremony style in a medium to heavy weight porcelain teapot & cups
> sip from a thin, curved lip teacup or gaiwan (lidded teacup)
Our teaware is curated by our Tea Master & is available in-store only. We offer an unique selection of connoisseur’s teawares which are limited edition. They are created by highly skilled artisans, are often not sold anywhere else in North America & include exclusive collaborations with local & overseas makers. Selection varies by location & we invite you to visit us in person to browse the selection. Ask a staff member to show you our selection of specialized connoisseur’s teaware.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
We’re now sold out of the 250 cup size tins, but you’re welcome to order refills for your 250 cup tins. We’re delighted to announce that our 300 cup tins are back in stock again!
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve freshness and nutrients. Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store your teas in the tins they came in. Bring the tin back into our shops for refills and enjoy a discount. Please note that we sell our loose teas by volume, not weight.