Back by popular demand!
This is our spring 2014 organic oolong with a bit of a twist. The rolled leaves, before drying, are rolled with American Ginseng. This gives the resulting cup a subtle earthy ginseng finish. this tea has no licorice for a more authentic taste.
This particular batch is exceptional and quite limited. Hand crafted and grown in Huang Shan, China, at 2,400 feet and pesticide-free...
This oolong is also noted for the pronounced changes in flavor profile throughout multiple steepings as the earthy ginseng gives way to the more subtle flavors. This is no middle-of-the-road oolong! Savor the lingering floral flavor at the back of the throat. This tea has loooong finish. Limited supply.
One of our Artisan Reserve 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 noteable personality accents.
Pesticide-Free and Chem-Free
2.0 oz Pouch - $20.95
4.0 oz Pouch - $37.71
AKA You Ji Ren Sen
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.
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.
Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.