This is a Grade AA tea from Spring, 2001, stored in a vacuum seal. We have procured this Aged Oolong from a small artisan farm in Taiwan. It has been refired or roasted every year to eighteen months to retain and enhance its incredible qualities. It was grown at 1,800 feet elevation from a Large Leaf varietal, in Natou, Taiwan.
We chose this tea for its wonderful roasted flavor, of course, but more than that it has chestnut and caramel characters with incredible warm body and fragrance.
One of our Artisan Reserve organic oolong teas, a line of small batch handmade teas from a craft handed down over generations. Hand selected for having all the hallmark qualities of the highest grades with notable personality accents.
2 oz Pouch - $23.95
4 oz Pouch - $40.71
AKA You Ji Chen Nian
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1.5 -2 teaspoons per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time.
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Polyphenol in oolong tea is effective in controlling weight. It activates the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving triglycerides. Studies have confirmed that a 2-3 cup per day intake of oolong tea contributes to enhancing the function of fat metabolism and controlling obesity.