One of the five famous teas (cultivars) from in the Wuyi Mountain Scenic Preserve of Fujian Province of south eastern China, where the highly desirable “wolong yancha” rock oolong teas are produced. Our QUE SHE (aka Sparrow Tongue) is a low production/small batch OOLONG acquired direct from farmer located in the Zheng Yan Circle Mountain area, the highest quality zone where picturesque mountain cliffs, fertile Nine-Bend River and the mineral rich rocky soil is found. Unlike many other tea-producing areas in China, the tea trees here are not cultivated in the plantation style. They are allowed to grow naturally wild in spacious groves (making them more difficult to pick), ranging in age from a few years old to more than 100 years old, and elevations around 1000-1600 feet. Although not certified organic, this area is strictly protected by the government, so absolutely no chemicals or pesticides are used. Our Sparrow Tongue has been lightly roasted, is best known for its light almost creamy floral, hint of vanilla, minerality, and with a very long-lasting aftertaste. Sparrow Tongue's name comes from the slender size and shape of the leaves from its own original slow-growing, low-yield cultivar, and is therefore fairly rare to be offered.