Our Wuyi Oolong brews up a full bodied flavorful Oolong tea that is toasty, slightly earthy with a floral aftertaste. It is exceptionally well balanced. Hints of honey is also present in the infusion. It is complex and layered with flavors and notes. Wuyi Oolong can be infused a number of times, with each infusion revealing a new nuance of the tea's complex flavor.
Wuyi Oolong, aka Wuyi Rock Oolong or Da Hong Pao (big red robe), is a Oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China. It is often the favorite among Gong Fu Tea (Chinese Tea Ceremony) drinkers. In China, this tea can be found in many high end restaurants' menu. It is famous for its 'dragonfly's head, frog's limbs and three colors.' The latter refers to the green, red and brown colors found in the cross-section of each leaf.
Oolong means semi fermented. After rolling, the tea is allowed to ferment only until the edges of the leaves start to turn brown. The tea is then fired which arrests the fermenting process and captures the interesting character associated with Oolong tea. Wuyi Oolong is fermented further than green Oolongs and the firing process is longer. This production method gives Wuyi Oolong its famous toasty and mineral characters. Wuyi Oolong truly reflects the philosophy and art of China's Oolong making.
Country of Origin: China
Grade: Hand made Oolong
Manufacture Type: Orthodox