Oolong teas are semi-fermented and in Taiwan (Formosa) where the best come from, producing them involves highly specialized skills combined with the unique character of Taiwan tea leaves resulting in the exceptional quality that has made the island famous.
It is regarded as a precious art, passed down through generations, that requires years of training including the nursing of a seedling, to planting, to nourishing the bushes, to properly selecting the best time to pluck the leaves.
Variations in the process can produce a wide variety of distinctive aromas, flavours, colours and finishes from peachy, fruity and herbaceous rich amber liquids with bakey notes.
Luxury Ingredients: Oolong tea
Tea(s) From: Taiwan
Traditional brewing method: This tea can be used about 3 – 4 times. Place 1 rounded teaspoon of tea per cup in an infuser, teiere or teapot, pour on hot water 180°F/82°C and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste. Once the water level is low – add more water, and so on and so on – until the flavor of the tea is exhausted. Adding milk and sugar is not recommended. Look at the pattern of the leaves in the brew and you can see the bud and shoots clearly.