Spring Oolong from Heping (年春烏龍茶和平區)
- Region: Taichung County
- Harvest: 2018 Spring
- Availability: In Stock
This spring oolong is from Lishan Area Heping (Ho Ping) Township in Taichung county.
Heping (Ho Ping) tea region is located near Heping Township un Taichung County. It is one of the highest altitude in Taiwan. Tea plantations are located in between 1600 to 2500 meters above sea level.
Tea trees are grown in this high and cold environment, making the tea leaf soft, thick with high content of pectin substances. This unique feature cannot be found on the teas grown in low altitude areas.
Tea liquor is golden yellow, clean and bright.
The winter was rather cold and with a lot of rains. Cold weather is good for tea grow and rains make tea leaves more rich.
This spring oolong is very good in taste.
Leaves: are green, compact, rolled into small balls, which are straighten during brewing.
Obvious floral fragrance, strong sweetness in the throat; brisk and smooth aftertaste with long-lasting sweet scent in the mouth.
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.
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.