Wuyi Yancha - Reviews

Wuyi Yancha

7-in-1 Sampler - Absolute best 09/18/2019
By Nick (Hollywood)
Finally got a chance to taste all of the samples of the Wuyi sampler. They are all fantastic. It seems my favorites are the Shui Jin Gui, Tie Luo Han, and Da Hong Pao AA.

I know you said you were out of stock of the Shui Jin Gui, but do you have any stock left of the Tie Luo Han 2017 or the Da Hong Pao AA 2017? It would be nice to get a pound of each of them, but if you don’t have any more of the old harvests, it’s fine, I can still order the newly roasted Shui Jin Gui.

I also wanted to let you know, I’ve been tasting Yan Cha’s from a huge variety of sources for years, and yours are still the absolute best quality, it’s actually amazing how you’re able to find the absolute greatest.

I know a really good Yan Cha by the fact that the mineral rock taste not coming out until the later brews, maybe the 5th or 6th brew, depending on how much leaves you pack the yixing with. So I get 5-6 brews of pure roast and caramelized fruit, and then at least 5-6 more brews of extraordinary rock taste and floral undertones. So, only your Yan Cha can truly pass the test of 9+ true infusions, the real Zheng Yan.

Anyway, sorry for the long e-mail, but please let me know if you have any stock left of those, or if I just stick with the newly roasted Shui Jin Gui. Thanks!
7-in-1 Sampler - Fantastic 03/23/2016
By Irene (Coby)
Fantastic sample range would order again.
7-in-1 Sampler - High quality but an acquired taste 12/22/2015
By Jane
I haven't managed (yet) to get a taste for rock oolongs - from the look and feel of the tea I think these are high quality, but rock oolongs have such a very strong and unusual taste and aroma that I think I'll have to try different steeping methods, and return to them a few times to get a proper appreciation of them.
7-in-1 Sampler - Great opportunity to try 11/17/2013
By Povilas (Lithuania)
It's nice to have this opportunity to try all oolongs Julian has to offer. Still didn't have time to try them all, but quality is just fine (I already had ordered from different sites in Europe and local shops) and most often better I get in Europe.

One of the biggest surprises for me - was Huang Guanyin Tea (Yellow Goddess). I'm huge fan of taste of Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess), but it's aroma is nice. So this oolong, with complemented and deeper palate is just right.

Anxi or Da Hong Pao are my long time favorites and they deliver well.

Great opportunity to choose what you liked the most after this trial package :)
7-in-1 Sampler - Shuixian my favorite! 03/15/2012
By Ian (Strawberry Plains)
4.5 out of 5 for overall quality to value ratio.

I have tried almost all of them except the Lapsang Souchong at this point.

My favorite was the Shuixian (I like the heavy roast), with the Tieluohan and the the Shuijingui right behind.

the Dahongpao was ok. I was a bit disappointed in the depth and longevity of it with it being the "higher" class version.

Same with the Rougui.

The Huang Guanyin I tried last night and it was interesting. Not sure its my style. I dont care for the the honeysuckle flavor profile in the background that comes from the Tieguanyin I suppose.

I would definitely order any of the first three I mentioned again though.

Very Nice Shuixian, Tieluohan and Shuijingui.

Shuixian AAA grade: 4.5 out of 5. Nice depth and re-steeping longevity

Tieluohan AA Grade: 4 out of 5

Shuijingui AA Grade 4 out of 5

Dahongpao AAA Grade: 3.5 out of 5. Good taste but didn't last last over multiple steeps.
7-in-1 Sampler - Prefer Wuyi black tea 02/19/2012
By Holdger (Germany)
3 stars for the wuyi oolong teas and 5 stars for the wuyi black tea, together I give 4 stars.

At the moment I prefer the "green" oolong teas such as the Tieguanyin.
7-in-1 Sampler - Wonderful! 12/15/2010
By Karen (New York)
Wow! I thought the only tea I could drink was Jasmine green tea. And the Jasmine tea you sell is fantastic!

However, now that I've been introduced to the Wuyi sampler, I have finally found a way out of just drinking the Jasmine tea.

I love the roasted oolong teas! Believe it or not, my favorites were the Tieluohan and the Dahongpao teas.

I've already purchased more of the Tieluohan. I liked the fire, the after taste, and the sense of well-being after drinking this tea.

I would describe the Dahongpao as 'very smooth'.

The only oolongs I have had were in the Chinese restaurants. The Wuyi oolongs taste nothing like the restaurant teas. They are wonderful! And your suggestion to drink these teas in the colder months was sound advice.
7-in-1 Sampler - 4 out of 5 12/15/2010
By Sanjay (Delhi)
The varieties are very nice and refreshing. Will order more next week. My rating 4/5.
7-in-1 Sampler - My ratings 10/15/2010
By Barry (Providence)
As promised; I have just finished sampling your Wuyi 7-in-1 Sampler Rock Teas. In order for my ratings:

- Tieluohan (5)
- Dahongpao (5)
- Shuixian (4.5)
- Shuijingui(4)
- Rougui (4)
- Baijiguan (3.5)
- Huang Guanyin (3.5)

Temperature 195degF
Infusion times 15-25sec
Weights were 3-3.3grams
7-in-1 Sampler - Exceptional 05/15/2010
By Boris (Zagreb)
I started "up the ladder" as you suggested in order of quality and noticed right away that I had ordered some exceptional tea! The AAA grades are very good, especially the Dahongpao! The Huang Guanyin is very nice, while the Tielohan didn't blew me away.

I would rate the samplers something like 4.0 or 4.5, since there do exist higher grades and I haven't drunk them.

Keep with your product, it is great.