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2013 Winter Oolong Tea (2013年冬季烏龍茶)

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The 2013 Winter Oolong Tea is out of stock. We are waiting for the 2014 harvest, which will be available in December.

Oolong from Alishan area is one of the best and the most famous tea from Taiwan.

Winter 2013-2014 was rather cold and with a lot of rains. Cold weather is good for tea grow and rains make tea leaves more rich.

2014 spring oolong is very good in taste.

Ali Shan mountain is the largest mountain range in Taiwan, it consists of 18 mountains. This oolong grows on the high mountain area – Mountain Ali.

This tea is from alpine plantations (height 1500 m) and hand cutting.

High mountain Oolongs from Alishan belong to the group of Bao-zhong oolong.

Tea bushes grow on high-mountain plantations in the ecologically clean environment. The raw stuff for the production of this tea is freshly picked rich bud with 2 young leaves. After harvesting bud and leaves mash to raise a juice, and fermentation begins. Tea leaves are oxidized by the air. After that fermented tea is fried in boilers for some time. The combination of time and temperature of roasting is held every plantation in the strictest confidence. Modern technology of tea leaf rolling and heat treatment can keep the high content of tannins and catechines.

Leaves: are green, compact, rolled into small balls, which are straighten during brewing

Effects for the body

Promotes weight loss due contained in tea theine ( tea caffeine ) , vitamins and minerals. Affects lipid metabolism, helps with atherosclerosis, strengthens blood vessels, relieves tension, promotes relaxation and improves mood.

Taste

Clean and clear brew is golden emerald colored. Aroma is rich floral-fruity with a hint of peach. Taste is very soft with sugar and floral aromas and vanilla - creamy aftertaste. This oolong is perfect for quiet afternoon or five o’clock tea.

Brewing

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 3 to 4 times.

The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavor.

Additional information

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.

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