Centuries ago, a farmer took 8 cuttings of this tea varietal and planted them in different locations all over his gardens on Phoenix Mountain, so that they could each develop their own character. At harvest, the tea leaves of each plant were blended together to make a smooth and delightful tea. Its name is a tribute to the band of 8 eccentric Taoists who are often depicted crossing the sea in a boat, who—like the farmer’s tea plants—each possesses their own style and idiosyncrasies.
This tea is soft and sweet, smooth, and full of fruity deliciousness—in addition to the floral and fragrant quality that you expect in a Phoenix Oolong. Quite a unique delight. You’re in for a real treat with this one.