This is one of the more unique Wuyi teas that I’ve yet to have had. It has a light to medium roast which is hard to distinguish as the taste of the roast blends so well into the overall base mellow sweetness of the tea itself which has a very wonderful taste that I do not know how to put into words.
2009 Jun Zi Lan Bush Lily Wuyi Cliff Tea
Oolong tea grows in Fujian province of China. There is a big mountain called: Wuyi Mountain in the northern Fujian province. On the rocks of this mountain grows some good teas. These teas are called: Wuyi Mountain Rock Oolong Tea, or, Wuyi Mountain Cliff Oolong Tea. Nowadays Wuyi rock oolong tea is more famous for its Weight Loss effect.
Jun Zi Lan is is a toasted oolong tea from the farmed mountainous Wu Yi Shan region of Fujian, China. It was originally found only in the steep, difficult-to-reach cliffs of Jiulongke in the Wuyi Mountains in the northwestern part of Fujian province. Jun Zi Lan has a unique rock-like taste and causes a tranquil, refreshing effect. It also contains some phenol elements that have a mysterious health-care function, and is grown organically and processed by traditional means.
It is known for its noble quality and unique color, fragrance and taste. This year’s Jun Zi Lan has a complex, lasting, toasted finish with licorice notes. It has dark red leaves, curled and twisted carefully by hand, with purple-red stripe and vein. Incredibly flavourful tea from the stems of the tea plants among the rocks in Wuyi Mountain. This excellent tea has sweet-osmanthus fragrance, smooth, yet so mellow after-taste, and can stand brewing 7 —8 times, with delivering a golden yellow liquid. This rare oolong will continue to improve in flavor for a couple of years after picking, a very interesting and enjoyable tea for oolong connoisseurs. It is recommended to brew it in a purple-clay teapot with good natural spring water.