Alchemy: Dark emerald tea leaves are 50% oxidized then tightly wound into small pearls
Flavor Notes: Smooth body and sweet finish reminiscent of toasted rice and dried figs
Occasion: Invigorating afternoon tea
organic Oolong Tea (100% – China – Camellia sinensis)
Loose Tea: Place loose leaf tea into strainer or tea sac (see quantity below). Bring fresh water to just under boiling (180° F). Pour water over tea and steep for 2-3 minutes. Remove leaves from brew & place aside. This oolong tea may be re-steeped two more times.
10 oz. teapot: 1 heaping teaspoon (3 grams)
16 oz. teapot: 2 teaspoons (5 grams)
20 oz. teapot: 1 tablespoon (6 grams)
Made from the bud and up to three large, broad leaves, oolong tea leaves are skillfully rolled and oxidized repeatedly and then heated to stop oxidation. Oolongs will be shaped into tightly rolled pellets, or loosely folded and dried.
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