Zhong Shu Hu Oolong (樟樹湖)
- Region: Ali Mountain (Ali Shan) Area
- Harvest: 2017
- Availability: In Stock
Zhong Shu Hu Oolong tea comes from the Zhong Shu Hu area of Ali Mountain (Ali Shan).Oolongs from Mountain Ali are the best and the most famous oolongs from Taiwan.
Ali Shan mountain is the largest mountain range in Taiwan, it consists of 18 mountains. This tea grows on the high mountain area - Mountain Ali. Tea grows on the height 500-1500 m, and together with unique climate this gives to the tea very soft and sweet taste.
The climate here is cool and moist with cloud cover and mists every day.
This tea could be brewed up to 5-6 times and taste still very nice.
Leaves: are green, compact, rolled into small balls, which are straighten during brewing
Liquor is greenish and clear, aroma is elegant with sweet notes. Very soft and sweet taste and aftertaste.
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 2-5 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 – 90-95°C (195-205°F).
You can use this amount of tea 5 to 6 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.