Jade Oolong tea 250 g

The Jade oolong is a tea which comes from leaves grown on Yunnan's heights where they can have a fresh environment rich of nutrients. The infuse from this product, in fact, has an intense vegetal flavor enrich by a spicy kind of taste and the flavors of slightly unripe tropical fruits.

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TEA, OOLONG TEA, NEW

The Jade Oolong is a case of an oolong tea with low oxidation coming from some high mountains in the continental China. The gardens where this tea birth are located in the Yunnan region where the tropical vegetation and the high quotes provides a good humidity retention, so the possibility to have even oolong teas. Another particular feature of this tea is its originating cultivar, the Ruanzhi, which is a typical varietal used in Anxi, in the Fijian region, to produce partial oxidized teas. The last interesting aspect of this tea is that the processing of it was made following the Taiwanese method which is really well performed to produce high quality rolled leaf oolong.

After all these peculiar characteristics the flavor, obviously, has to be a significant thing. The infuse has a soft body which gave a lubricating sensation and quite an intense vegetal taste which reminds the climate of the forest where the leaves were harvested. In the aftertaste there are two flavors: one slightly spicy, and one slightly sweet. They remind something exotic and they also alternate their scent presence in the throat during the drinking experience.

Place of origin

Wuhe mountain, Baoshan, Yunnan

Production

After the harvest the leaves wither under the sunlight for some hours before going on bamboo trays indoor. Here it’s where the oxidation process begins thanks to the tea master who rolled the tea leaves on the trays. Because of the low oxidation level of this tea (around the 10%) the leaves rest for a short period of time before going into an oven heated up by coal where the enzymes related to the oxidation process are deactivated. After this phase the leaves are rolled by hand in their final form which is also quite useful to preserve the aroma of the product. As soon as the leaves have dried they are ready to be sold and consumed.

Preparation

We invite you to brew this tea in the traditional Chinese style (gong fu cha) in order to extract more from your leaves. Following this preparation you could use 5.5 grams of leaves (about 3 teaspoons) in a gaiwan of 100 ml so you can obtains more infusions with different flavors. After a brief rinse of the leaves in a 90°C water you can go with a first infusion of 20 seconds and, after that, at the same water temperature, you can do multiple infusion adding 10 seconds every steeping time (20 - 30 - 40...)

These leaves could be steep about 6 times.

To prepare the tea in the western style we suggest 2 grams of leaves (about 1 teaspoons) in a 150 ml cup with 90°C water for a steeping time of one minute and an half.

If you want to change the recommended quantities of tea mind the fact that these leaves will expand a lot their volume in water and this could compress the leaves in the vessel preventing the water to flow free and so limit the taste extraction.

The tea could be filtered if you want to avoid some little piece of the leaves during the tasting time and also the steeping time we recommend here could be modify on your personal preferences.

We recommend you to store this tea in a dry and cool place avoiding the direct sun light on the leaves.

Detail

  • Temperature

    90°C

  • Infusion

    Refreshing

Preparation

  • Gaiwan

    5,5g-100ml / 20-30-40... sec / 6 infusions

  • Mug

    2g-150ml / 90... sec / 2 infusions

Feature

  • Oxidation

    Partial

  • Caffeine

    Caffeine low

Other

  • Origin: China

  • Taste: Vegetal

  • Instants: Drink

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