Our TieGuanYin fills your palate with notes of nectarine and honeydew and has a heady, floral aroma of gardenia and mulberry. If you drink green tea or black tea you will come to appreciate this premium and sophisticated oolong. A green tea drinker can appreciate its strong floral fragrance sans grassiness and black tea drinkers will appreciate its nuttier and sweeter taste sans “astringency.” Smooth and subtle, a great introduction to Oolong for green and black tea drinkers.
TieGuanYin are extremely rare and hard to come by, especially one of this caliber. It was crafted using traditional Formosa oolong methods: medium oxidation at roughly 35% to bring out fruity notes, rolling, and a firing to halt the oxidization process. Compare with other unroasted TieGuanYin oxidized to 20% and taste the difference!
Prepare 3 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water(about half a cup).
For the first two steeps, 92°c water for no longer than 60 seconds will provide plenty of flavor. From the third steep onward it is fine to add up to thirty additional seconds per steep. This should provide between four and six re-steeps depending on the quality of the tea. For larger vessels (teapots of over 500ml) re-steep potential is usually lower.
The key difference between green, oolong, and black teas is not the ingredients, but production techniques. Look specifically at the pro...from $8.00
The key difference between green, oolong, and black teas is not the ingredients, but production techniques. Look specifically at the process of oxidization. Green teas are not oxidized at all, black teas are 100% oxidized, and an oolong can run anywhere in between. Black Pearl is a heavily oxidized oolong...
Four Seasons of Spring is named so because it produces four flushes (or harvests) each year that have a flavor and quality of that of a s...from $8.00
Four Seasons of Spring is named so because it produces four flushes (or harvests) each year that have a flavor and quality of that of a spring flush. This varietal was cultivated in Taiwan from a strain of TieGuanYin (Iron Goddess of Mercy), in the 1980s. This delightful oolong varietal...
JinXuan is also known as milk oolong for its milky fragrance and taste. Expect heavy body and tastes that are floral with a slight peach...from $9.00
JinXuan is also known as milk oolong for its milky fragrance and taste. Expect heavy body and tastes that are floral with a slight peachy sweetness, the mouthfeel is very substantial and creamy. While flavoring is sometimes added to JinXuan tea to accentuate the milk flavor, this is most often...