Formosa Oolong Tea

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • In Taiwan, the making of oolong tea is regarded as an art form where the style and dedication of the grower is passed down through generations. Producing oolong tea involves highly specialized skills to control the withering, oxidation, and firing process.  A slight variance in any of these variables can greatly affect aroma, flavor, color or finish.  This tea is a long fired "amber style" tea which gives it a roasted character.

  • Origin:  Taoyuan County Taipei

    Grade:  Choice Fine #1

    Altitude: 1000 - 3000 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Semi oxidized Traditional process small batch crafted

    Characteristics:  Smooth and slightly sweet; toasty with a touch of dryness.

  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.

    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: 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.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: 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.

  • Caffeine Level ~ LOW


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