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Sourced By Wang Yanxin

Wang Yanxin is a fierce advocate for small family farming, working with her farmer friends to develop entirely new kinds of tea and help them establish cooperatives

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – toasted malt, maple, milk cocoa
  • FRUITY – citrus
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – honey
  • A LITTLE SPICY – crisp
Wang Yanxin, our mentor, partner and good friend
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
Xinyang 10Tea Varietal

This is the fifth harvest of a unique new kind of tea that Wang Yanxin invented combining the best chocolatey notes of Laoshan Black with the crisp texture and honey aftertaste you'd find in southern black teas like Jin Jun Mei. Fresh young Xinyang Maojian leaves are traditionally oxidized over three days and hand finished in Laoshan Village as a black tea. This collaborative tea continues to prove that the world of tea is still young with room for innovation everywhere.

Wang Yanxin also recommends

" The name Yu Lu Yan Cha Black comes from the ancient names of Henan and Shandong province. Yu is Henan, and Lu is Shandong. To commemorate this landmark cooperative tea producing effort, Yu Lu is added to the tea name. Yan is the first part of Wang Yanxin’s name, honoring her innovation in creating this new tea.... "

Steeping Instructions


4 g.6-8
use 205° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 8 seconds
add 4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


4 g.12
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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