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Oolong Tea

Qi Zhong

Qi Zhong gained fame for its quality and commercial availability during the Qing Dynasty and was the first Wuyi Rock Tea ever produced.In its early history it was called Wuyi Tea, Wuyi Oolong or Var Bohea. Exportation of Var Bohea to Europe began shortly after Lapsang Souchong about 400 years ago.

It has been a very popular tea in Europe since the seventeenth century. By the middle of the nineteenth century, Qi Zhong was considered the top Wuyi Oolong tea. Since that time, the Wuyi Shan area, often considered the cradle of many of the world’s famous tea cultivars, has developed many more oolong cultivars such as the famed Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao), Wuyi Rou Gui and Wuyi Shui Xian, to name a few.

Wuyi Rock Teas are collectively among China's Ten Most Famous Teas. Please try each of our selected Rock teas for their unique fragrance and flavor.