There are a few ways to name Wuyi Yanchas and it can be from the shape of the leaves, from the parents of the cultivar that it is made of etc and one of the most interesting is from legends. Ban Tiān Yāo is a cultivar that comes with a legend. Legend of a monk with a strange dream about a little gem that is hidden half way on the cliff. The simple version is that the gem is a seed and grew to become what we know as the cultivar Ban Tiān Yāo. This cultivar is one of the four big cultivars and it is a Yancha with a thick and rich liquor. This year, not only is the liquor thick and rich, it comes with a good fruity and woody notes. A well balanced and mesmerizing Yancha, the one will bring lots of “ahhhs” after every sip.
Terroir: Xiao Zhu Lin (小竹林), meaning Little Bamboo Forest
Season - Spring
Roasting Level - 40-50% (medium)
Roasting Method - Traditional Charcoal Roasting
Processing - Half Handmade (Machine Rolling)
Elevation - Around 500m
Picking - Up To 4 Leaves