Ben Shan Oolong Tea

Ben Shan oolong, also known as Anxi Ben Shan oolong (sometimes translated as original mountain or source mountain oolong), is one of the Anxi oolongs which comes from Anxi County of Fujian province, China.

Ben Shan has a similar taste as Tie Guan Yin and it is difficult for tea drinkers who are not familiar with them to tell apart the two varietals.

The leaves of the tea are ellipse in shape with a color of yellow green. The brewed tea is orange in color with a light and floral flavor. It has expressive flourish smell and fruity aftertaste.

Ben Shan tea can be infused 4-6 times. It is well suitable for Kung Fu style preparing.

There are many health benefits to drinking Ben Shan oolong tea, including helping with weight loss, teeth strengthening, combating the aging of skin, etc.

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4 thoughts on “Ben Shan Oolong Tea

  • March 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    It was wonderful. Every sip was so satisfying. I love it!

  • October 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    While there are hundreds of different types of oolong tea, one tea stands out head and shoulder above the rest. Even the Guinness Book of Records takes notice. The Tieguanyin tea is the reigning holder of the priciest tea.

    • November 9, 2012 at 7:43 AM

      when I was about 10 years old I traveled from North Carolina to visit my faimly in Boston for the summer we spent a day at the Museum of Fine Art and stopped for refreshment at the museum cafe .I ordered tea and was shocked when I was brought hot tea in a cup and saucer! The only tea I had known in my brief life was sweet tea. However with Boston summers being like North Carolina spring / fall, I soon adopted hot tea as a means to ward off an evening chill.

  • May 1, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    According to a Chinese poet, just drinking a cup of Chinese oolong tea will take you to the legendary trails of the Wuyi Mountain. China’s best oolong teas are harvested on several rocks of this mountain and in surrounding areas in the Fujian province. Oolong teas are produced through a unique process including withering under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting.


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