Limited No. 85, Ban Tian Yao - Rock Oolong

This tea's name translates to "Waist Halfway to the Sky."  It is one of the lesser-known prized cultivars from Wu Yi Mountain. Strong notes of roasted chicory, clover honey, and orchid with hints of spiced persimmon and pain d'epices make this a particularly exquisite brew. 

Ban Tian Yao is a Bellocq Limited Tea. It has been purchased in a small quantity and is available only from our tea atelier and online. 

Origin: Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China - 2015 

Brewing Instructions: 

  • 1-2 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water 
  • 195ºF/90ºC  (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 1 minute, and proceed.) 
  • Brew 4-6 minutes 
  • Good for 2 infusions