Formosa Oolong

$40.00

Oolong Tea

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Description

Oolong tea from Taiwan. Smooth and slightly sweet; toasty with a touch of dryness.

Ingredients: Oolong tea
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: Taiwan
Region(s): Taoyuan County
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Low
Infusion: Tending black (noting the longer fermentation time for this type of Oolong)
Vacuum sealed bag to keep freshness of tea leaves

Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot.
Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste. Milk & sugar are not recommended.
Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.

 

Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea. Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.
Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.

Oolong means semi fermented. After rolling, the tea is allowed to ferment only until the edges of the leaves start to turn brown. The tea is then fired which arrests the fermenting process and captures the interesting character associated with Oolong tea. In Taiwan, producing oolong tea involves highly specialized skills in the control of the withering, oxidation and firing. A slight variance in any of these gives each variety a distinctive aroma, flavor, color and finish.
The best Oolongs come from Taiwan (Formosa) where the character of short-fired oolongs has been described as peach like with a refreshing fruity herbaceous character whereas long-fired oolongs take on bakey notes with rich amber liquids. This tea falls into the latter category.
It is worth noting that in Taiwan, the making of oolong tea is regarded as a precious art that requires years of training. From the nursing of a seedling, to planting, to nourishing the bushes, to properly selecting the best time to pluck the leaves, the husbandry of the tea farmer is a legacy passed down from many generations. It is felt that only the application of years of dedicated study and practice, combined with the unique character of Taiwan tea leaves, can provide the exceptional quality oolong teas that have made the island famous for its teas.

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 23 × 13 × 8 cm
Size

500g

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