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Wuyi, Fujian, China

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Updated: Mar. 23, 2012 

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About Wuyi, Fujian, China | Styles of Tea Produced in Wuyi, Fujian, China | Best (Top-Rated) Teas

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About Wuyi, Fujian, China

Broad river with very steep slopes, winding through craggy mountains with dense forest coverRiver of Nine Bends, Wuyi Mountains, China, Public Domain Photo.
Wuyi is a region in Fujian province in China that is one of the most important tea producing regions worldwide. Wuyi can refer to Wuyishan city(武夷山市), a county-level division of Nanping(南平), which is a prefecture-level city, highlighted in light green on the map. Wuyi can also refer to the Wuyi Mountains or Wuyi shan(武夷山), a mountain range located in the region. The mountain range extends outside of Fujian province, into the northeasternmost part of Jiangxi province as well.

Wuyi is one of the two regions of Fujian, together with Anxi county, which are most well-known for producing oolong teas. Tea from the Wuyi mountains is sometimes referred to as Wuyi tea; when not specified, Wuyi tea usually refers to oolong.

Some of the most famous varieties of Wuyi oolong include shui hsien (water sprite), rou gui (cinnamon oolong), and da hong pao (big red robe). Some of the Wuyi oolongs are called wuyi rock tea, reflecting the fact that they are grown on exposed, rocky areas where the poor soil and exposure to weather create a unique flavor of the finished tea.

Wuyi also produces black teas and green teas. The black teas produced in Wuyi include lapsang souchong, and golden monkey.

Wuyi and weight loss hype

Unfortunately, Wuyi tea has been heavily hyped as a weight-loss product. The companies that sell Wuyi tea under this guise typically sell very low-quality tea at unreasonably high prices. RateTea does not list teas from these companies. If you want to buy Wuyi tea, buy from a legitimate tea company that focuses on flavor and aroma. There is some evidence that tea may slightly aid weight loss, but there is no evidence that teas from Wuyi have any special weight loss properties; our page on tea and weight loss explains in more depth.

Styles of Tea Produced in Wuyi, Fujian, China

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Wuyi, Fujian, China.

Best Teas

The notion of the "best" teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Wuyi, Fujian, China, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Wu Yi Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
3 Ratings
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WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
94
3 Ratings
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Red Robe Da Hong Pao

Brand:Teasenz
Style:Da Hong Pao
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Lapsang Souchong Smoky Black Tea (Yan Xun Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong)

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Lapsang Souchong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Jin Jun Mei

Brand:Teasenz
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
94
3 Ratings
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Wu Yi Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
3 Ratings

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