This Wuyi Mountain oolong is deep, sweet, aromatic and has a wonderful aftertaste. Bei Dou literally translated means North star. The tea was created in the 1950s by using stems from the original Da Hong Pao plant, nearly 800 years in age. It resulted in this miraculous tea.
Region: Wu Yi Mountain, Fujian Province China.
Other Names: Bei Dou Yi Hao, North Star Oolong.
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 100°c (212°F)
Steeping Time: We suggest that you rinse your tea leaves before enjoying them, simply add water to the leaves and discard. This wakes them up and they are ready to go. For your first steep, we suggest a 30-50 second steep. For the second steep 10 seconds is best, simply add 5 seconds to each of your next steeps. This will allow you to experience the full range of tastes the leaves have to offer.
*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can be steeped 4 times.