Fu Shou Shan Osmanthus Oolong / Heaven Pool Osmanthus Oolong (福壽山桂花烏龍)
- Region: Li Shan (Li Mountain / Pear Mountain) Area
- Harvest: 2020
- Availability: In Stock
Fu Shou Shan Osmanthus Oolong is the combination of Fu Shou Shan Oolong (Heaven Pool Oolong) with Osmanthus flowers. During the baking (final stage of tea processing), tea absorbs very slowly fragrance from fresh Osmanthus blossom and this gives to tea fine floral note. All producers have their own technology how to make this tea, but use traditional processing method without any chemical elements or aromatization.
Fu Shou Shan oolong (also known as Heaven Pool oolong) is a very rare premium oolong tea from Fu Shou Shan Farm (The Fushoushan Farm) in Li Shan area. Farm is located between Mt. Hehuan and Mt. Snow at altitude 1800-2580 m.
Fu Shou Shan is the second highest peak in the Li Shan Range, exceeding Li Shan. There is the Heaven Pool on the top of the mountain where there is water all year long and tea is named from its name. This tea plantation is one of the highest tea plantation over the world.
Due to its high altitude and northern latitude, Fu Shou Shan's harvest begins much later than other oolong teas. At altitude 2500 meters, strong but short sun exposure in the morning produces intense flavor compounds, while cooler mist-enshrouded afternoons allow the plant to store those compounds.
Osmanthus is a small evergreen shrub that blooms in late summer or the beginning of autumn. The color of Osmanthus flowers ranges from white, cream, yellow to orange-yellow.
Fu Shou Shan Osmanthus Oolong tea has big range of benefits: boosting digestive health, heart health, lung health, detoxication of the human body, skin health and healthy weight loss. Osmanthus oolong tea is high in antioxidants which can help in reducing the risk heart-related problems.
Leaves: are green, compact, rolled into small balls, which are straighten during brewing and Osmanthus flowers.
Tea liquor is golden yellow, clean and bright. Aroma is wonderful. Sweet and soft taste with honey floral notes.
You can use any kind of tea pot, but clay tea pot suits much better.
Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 2-3 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out, then pour 225-250 ml of boiling water and cover tea pot for three minutes before serving.
Boiling temperature – 85-95°C (185-203°F). You can use this amount of tea 3 to 4 times.
The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavor.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.
You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.
Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.