Grown in central Taiwan in Taoyuan County in a region of 18 mountains, this oolong enjoys both high elevation at the altitude of 1000 – 3000 feet above sea level and a cooler climate.
The tea has a very high level of antioxidants and low on caffeine content. This Taiwanese oolong tea has Ti Kuan Yin style rolled leaves.
The tightly rolled leaves transition to delicate orchid and pear notes of the brew with haunting finish and translucent and sparkling like diamonds liquor color.
Reserve Green Ti Kwan Yin with pronounced floral aroma. Wonderful flavor supreme processed artisan tea. Exquisite rare taste oolong tea from Taiwan.
A legend told in the villages of Taiwan’s Alishan National Scenic Area maintains that the Tsou Tribe of aborigines, people who inhabited the mountainous region centuries ago, first discovered wild tea in Taiwan by chance. (The name Alishan itself derives from an old aboriginal word – Jarissang.) The story goes that the Tsou discovered that leaves from a certain bush (now known to be tea) produced an elixir when boiled that had the ability to raise spirits and keep the mind alert.
During the 19th century, tea growers from mainland China visited the country and discovered what the Tsou people had known for centuries – the Alishan region, with its high mountain slopes, crisp clean air and abundance of sunlight is one of the world’s greatest locations for growing Oolong tea.
Today’s Alishan teas are still produced according to the methods established by the early planters. Fresh leaf is hand plucked and immediately wilted in the sun for a period of time. Next, they are placed in baskets and shaken to bruise the leaves and release the enzymes that produce flavor. This is followed by a period of oxidization after which the leaves are laid out to dry and finally fired. The result is nothing short of a spectacular Oolong – an almost perfect example of the best the Alishan region has to offer. Brew a pot today and experience what some tasters refer to as the “champagne of Taiwan”!
Enjoy this unique tea.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 85ºC/185ºF. For Food Safety reasons bring water to 100ºC/212ºF and let it cool down to 85ºC/185ºF.
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume 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.
Oolong tea is a very unique variety of tea and each type of oolong has its unique taste and characteristics.
You can also enjoy unique teas from China, such as Milk Oolong Reserve Loose Leaf Tea 1lbs.
Today the tea is known as Oolong, but its original name is wulong, which translates as Dark or Black Dragon. It probably got its name for the large, bulky dark leaves, many of which may have a shape of the mystical Chinese Dragon.
Fujian is the home of oolongs. The mystical Wuyi Shan in northwestern part of Fujian is a home of spectacular rock oolong teas such as Da Hong Pao (Royal Red Rope).
Southern Fujian Province is the home of production for such teas as Orchid Oolong (Dan Chong oolong), Golden Osmanthus (Huang Jing Gui) and others.
Tiequanyin (Ti Quan Yin or Ti Kuan Yin) is one of China’s most legendary tea is produced in Anxi province.
Oolong tea is highly revered in China and other parts of the world. These sophisticated unique teas represent the pinnacle of the Chinese tea.
The tea is Kosher, vegan, vegetarian.