Ban Tian Yao Oolong Tea

Ban Tian Yao (半天腰) is an oolong tea from Wuyi, China.

The name Ban Tian Yao loosely translates to ‘Waist Halfway to the Sky’.

This name was given to it because it was first discovered growing on a narrow passage between cliffs in the Wuyi Mountains.

Traditionally, this tea was roasted over charcoal.

Alternate Names

  • Waist Halfway to the Sky Tea

Aroma & Flavor Profile

This tea is known to have a complex flavor, a light roast and a deep sense of minerality, as is typical for Wuyi oolong teas.

Main image is taken from WikiMedia.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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