Long Feng Xia Oolong (龍鳳峽)
- Region: Sun Link Sea (Shanlinxi)
- Harvest: 2023
- Availability: In Stock
Long Feng Xia oolong tea is a first grade tea from the Shan Ling Xi district in Sun Link Sea (Shanlinxi) area, Nantou county. It is grown at an elevation of about 1800 meters in the Long Feng canyon of Shan Ling Xi Mountain. The area is enshrouded with fog throughout the day, making ideal conditions for producing oolong tea.
This tea is produced from the bud and two leaves of the tea plants which are hand picked and hand processed with a fermentation level of about 35%. It is not bake, like green tea.
Long Feng Xia oolong tea is rated as "ding ji" (world best) and is in great demand.
Storage instruction – only in freezer.
Leaves: Tea leaves are the form of small rolled pearls, dark oily green with light green colored veins
This tea brews to an exceptionally smooth liquor with floral overtones. Liquor is greenish and clear, aroma is wonderful, grassy flowery and sour, with some creamy notes.
Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 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 3-5 minutes before serving.
Boiling temperature – 90-95°C (195-205°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 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.
During the 30+ years since then, I’ve had all kinds of “top grade” 頂級 teas, not only in specialty tea houses in various parts of Asia but also in major European cities run by Chinese expats. I’ve also received gifts of top-grade Taiwanese teas (actually gifts to my elderly father who then gave them to me because he knows I love good tea!), but nothing ever came close to that Sun Link Sea from all those years ago.
Then I stumbled upon this website a few weeks ago, and as soon as I read the description of this particular tea, my instinct told me that this just might be it.
I could hardly wait for the airmail delivery from Taiwan, and yes, I have finally found my way back to my “long lost home”!