Wudong Ba Xian (Wudong Eight Immortals)

Dan Cong Wulong Tea 2024

Wudong Ba Xian is a local heirloom Dan Cong variety with a stand-out sweetness like honey or caramelized sugar and an unusual rich rose-like fragrance with notes of orchid. Deep, lingering flavors are followed by a soft finish like toasted oats.


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Tea Origin
Wu Dong Mountain, Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Tea Bush
Wudong Ba Xian (Eight Immortals)

Tea Maker
Chen Yangxi

Harvest Time

Plucking Standard
Zhong kai mian

Looking down a mountainside into a beautiful valley with Dan Con wulong tea growing on the slopes. Small among the bushes, a man bends down to inspect a tea plant.
Tea maker Mr. Chen Yangxi in one of the gardens of numerous rare Dan Cong cultivars he looks after.

This particular tea was made from an heirloom tea cultivar of Dan Cong wulong grown high on the slopes of famous Wu Dong Mountain at around 1200m (about 3900 ft) in altitude. In the old traditional style, the leaves were exactingly slow-roasted over local lychee charcoal for about 20 hours to develop plenty of depth and sweetness.

A Meeting of Eight Immortals

Wudong Ba Xian (Wudong Eight Immortals) was named after the legend of the Eight Immortals from Daoist tradition. These figures have also become popular folk heroes in secular Chinese culture. Much like the Immortals themselves, who each have their own unique magical gift, the unusual rich aroma of this particular tea bush was considered its own unique gift worthy of being named after them.

Our Wuyi Eight Immortals rock wulong was in fact named after this same legend. However, Wuyi Eight Immortals comes from a completely different tea bush cultivar (Qian Li Xiang) and grows under very different conditions in the volcanic mountains of Wuyishan in Fujian Province. In its case, “Eight Immortals” is the common market name for that style of rock wulong tea. However, for the Dan Cong wulong from Phoenix Mountain in Guangdong Province, “Eight Immortals” is both the name of the tea and the name of the tea bush it is made from. Both of these wulong teas feature a distinctive strong aroma, but the two are very different overall.

Learn more about how Dan Cong wulong tea is made here.

Learn more about Dan Cong wulong’s history and Chaozhou tea culture here.

No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.

Wudong Ba Xian (Wudong Eight Immortals) brewing guidelines

5 grams (2.5 Tb) tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

At least 4 infusions: 3, 3, 5, 8 minutes