Our high mountain oolong is a bright, brisk and floral oolong. The teas pure taste is often equated with that of green teas. This tea is grown at very high elevations in the mountains of Taiwan. This tea is also known as a Formosa Oolong. This comes from the Portugese name for Taiwan: “Ilha Formosa,” meaning “Beautiful Island.” This tea has a complex mix of floral and brisk tastes with a smooth almost fruity finish.
Region: Nantou, Taiwan.
Other Names: Jade Oolong, Jade Formosa 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.