Not to be confused with Wuyi Rock Tea from mainland China, this is a Taiwanese oolong that bears the name of the cultivar's origin, while embodying the characteristics of the culture that has shaped it. The loosely held pebbles are dark in appearance, suggesting a fair amount of oxidation before it was roasted over a medium fire. The result is a mellowed out version of those high mountain oolongs, like our Li Shan Light
, where the liveliness and exuberance has taken an autumnal turn. It ushers in the aromas of late summer marigold, custard, and a musky tropical fruit warmed by the sun, the latter offering a pleasant complement to the oily texture for a lasting impression.