Waist Halfway To The Sky
bàn tiān yāo
Harvesting season
Main region
North Fujian
The name of this cliff oolong is considered to be one of the most difficult to translate, even in Chinese there are disagreements in the interpretation of the name. Particular difficulty is caused by the last character, which can denote "belt", "waist", "bottleneck", etc. Therefore, this tea can often be found under the names of the Loin of Heaven, Celestial Waist, etc. Very often manufacturers even use different characters to write the name of the tea. Ban Tian Yao is a ceremonial tea, it is used in official tea ceremonies to create a special atmosphere.
The eponymous mother bush still exists, and it grows on one of the highest cliffs - in a place where it is very difficult to take care for it, so it almost does not yield a crop. This bush is included in the "Ten famous bushes of Wuyishan", although some experts include it in the "Four famous Wuyishan bushes". In general, Ban Tian Yao is a rare type of tea, it is associated with a small number of tea bushes, and also because the tea leaves are very demanding in processing. By the way, the process of this tea manufacturing is no different from that of other cliff oolongs.
Main region of planting
– Anhui
Advices for the best brewing
Time 180, 300"
Amount 4-5g
Water 500 ml
Temperature 100 ̊
Steeps 1
International brewing method
Time 10"15"25"35"50"65"
Amount 5-7g
Water 150-180 ml
Temperature 90-95 ̊
Steeps 5-7
Chinese brewing method
Before brewing the tea, warm up the ware and rinse the tea with hot water. During tea drinking, smell the cover of the gaiwan or the bottom of the cup - the fragrance is one of the main virtues of any tea.
Helps to remove toxins from the body;
Regulates metabolism stimulates the nervous system
Health benefits
Sweet with floral notes
The best time to drink