In the 1980’s tea producers began to take the Eight Immortals bush from Zhao An city in Fujian province to cultivate it in the foothills of the WuYi Mountains. This certified organic tea has a strong sweet floral fragrance that fills the room once brewed. Unlike a subtle flower essence, the character of this tea bush is a concentrated scent with a sharp heavy taste similar to Dan Cong tea. Since it grows in the mineral rich soil it has the strong taste without any bitterness. Great for tea drinkers looking for a strong flavor and high aroma. Drinking this tea is like flying in heaven’s garden hence the name Eight Immortals from the famous Chinese myth.
Location: Fujian Province
Tea Bush: Ba Xian (Eight Immortals)
Tea Master: Liu De Xi
Harvest Time: end of April beginning of May
Picking Standard: zhong kai mian (3 slightly open leaves)
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot, yixing pot
Brewing Guidelines: 1st infusion 1Tbs per 12 oz 212F for 1 min
Infusions: at least 5 times
Seven Cups is an American tea company based in Tucson, Arizona. We source traditional, handmade Chinese teas directly from the growers and tea masters who make them, and we bring those teas back from China to share with people everywhere.
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