In my first article for Radii, I wrote about 10 historically popular teas you should be familiar with. The thing is, not all of them were a specific type of tea, but rather, a category. Today we will take a slightly deeper dive into one of those categories, called Yan Cha.
Spend a little bit of time looking at tea and eventually you will come across the term “high mountain.” Tea companies throw around this term — referring to tea grown at 1,000 meters and above — so often that it might seem like the higher the altitude a tea is grown, the better.
The ability to brew a good cup of tea is often referred to as an art form. Just as different artists use different mediums to create their masterpieces, a tea brewer also has different tools in which to create the perfect cup of tea.