Grown in the Wuyi mountains in Fujian China, these teas have a long history and prominence in Chinese culture. The get the name rock tea and cliff tea from the volcanic rock which provides the soil in the Wuyi mountains. They are best for their rock charm or yanyun, which has a mouthfeel of bones, a lingering sweetness, and a long salivation. They also have wonderful energy, a feeling that will continue to follow you wherever you go.
This is called yunwei, “lingering charm”. This ornate expression is also used to describe art and music, the way a sad song will haunt you for days, or how the feeling of a beautiful piece of music sticks with you as more than the notes and words.