Varietal 105 is grown in the "Zheng Yan" area of Wu Yi. Zheng Yan (正岩) refers to the innermost protected area of the Wu Yi Heritage site. It's a protected area separate from the scenic area and outsiders are not allowed inside.
Fo Shou (lit. Buddha's Hand 佛手) is one of the many Wu Yi Rock Oolong varietals. It's not widely grown but is a classic Wu Yi varietal that was originally transplanted from Yongchun County near Quanzhou (Fujian) centuries ago.
Huang Mei Gui (黄玫瑰) aka Yellow Rose Oolong tea is a Wu Yi Mountain grown tea varietal that is a cross between Huang Jin Gui (黄金桂) and Huang Dan (黄旦). Unlike an Anxi Oolong, the tea was grown and processed entirely in the Wu Yi tradition.
Dan Gui is a modern Wu Yi Rock Oolong which was created in the 1980's from a hybrid of both Da Hong Pao and Rou Gui. The result is a unique floral sweet oolong tea with an incredibly pungent aroma and viscous tea soup.
Tie Luo Han (铁罗汉) or Iron Arhat is a rare varietal of Wu Yi Mountain Rock tea. It's one of the 4 "Si Da Ming Cong" or most well known Wu Yi rock teas which also include Da Hong Pao, Shui Jin Gui and Bai Ji Guan.
Moonlight White tea (Yue Guang Bai) from Jinggu Yang Ta village mixed with Camellia flowers from old tea trees growing in Lao Zhai Village! The granary sweetness and thick soupy character of the white tea blends perfectly with the honey sweet spicy of the camellia flowers!
Shui Jin Gui (lit Golden Water Turtle) is one of the four famous varietals grown in the Wu Yi mountain area. Shui Jin Gui has been grown since the Ming Dynasty, if not earlier. It's a hardy bush but with only moderate-low output. Spring is the best, Autumn tea depending on the weather can be quite decent as well.
This is a special tea made from Jinggu Yang Ta Village Large Leaf varietal tea (Camellia Taliensis). The tea is picked in the early spring, wilted slightly and then dried with warm wind tunneled through the tea until it is dry.
Bai Ji Guan (aka White Cockscomb) is a classic Wu Yi varietal originating from the "Bat Cave" deep in the Wu Yi mountains. First recorded in the Ming Dynasty it was given this name because the tops of bushes have a bright yellow-green appearance that in strong sunlight is almost white in color.
Our traditional smoky Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, popularly known as "Lapsang Souchong" was expertly processed using pine wood smoke! The tea is a lovely Wu Yi Mountain area varietal but was roasted/dried with smoke and fire giving it a smoky, fruity, floral and peaty taste.
"Zi Hong Pao" is a purple varietal that's a naturally mutated offshoot from the classic "Da Hong Pao" varietal. It's also called "Jiu Long Pao" (lit. 9 Dragon Robe) or Wu Yi varietal #303. It's "medium-leaf" class of tea, not purely Assamica or Sinensis.
Qi Lan (奇兰) Oolong is originally a varietal of oolong grown in Anxi, but adapted to Wu Yi in the 1930's. Qi Lan is lightly processed and has a natural almond taste and aroma. The feeling is thick and sweet with a very natural character to it
Rou Gui means Cinnamon in Chinese (肉桂茶). It's varietal of Wu Yi Mountain rock tea that has been around since the Qing Dynasty. First flush of spring tea is picked, wilted, fried, wilted again then lightly roasted to bring out it's subtle bouquet of aroma and tastes.
Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong (aka Duck Shit Aroma) is a rare Dan Cong varietal grown in and around Ping Keng Tou village in the Phoenix Mountains outside of Chaozhou in Guangdong Province. The tea bushes from which our King of Duck Shit Aroma are more than 80 years old growing naturally!
"Bai Ye" (lit. White Leaf) Dan Cong is grown in Ling Tou village in the north of Raoping County (Guangdong Province). Bai Ye Dan Cong varietal plants are special in curved large appearance with light yellow-green crowns.
"Ba Xian" also known as the Eight Immortals Dan Cong grows in a couple of villages (Phoenix, Ping Keng Tou, and Zhong Shan) in the Wu Dong mountains. The original eight plants of this varietal date back to the Song dynasty.