A distinctive light cup with notes of orchids. Excellent for quiet times.
Oolong tea is semi-fermented, which is one of the reasons it has such a unique character. Semi-fermentation gives tea a little more body than green tea but less body than black tea, this gives the flavor a very unique touch. You will see (especially in the infused leaf) that the edges of the leaves are slightly brownish. The reason is that the leaves are slightly bruised to start the oxidation process. Unlike green tea leaves, those meant to be oolong are withered in direct sunlight and then shaken in tubular bamboo baskets to bruise the edges of the leaves. Bruising is what causes the edges to oxidize faster than the center. After 15 to 25 minutes (depending on room temperature and humidity levels) the tea is cooked, locking in the flavor profile.
This Ti Kuan Yin is sweet with a fragrant finish and has no bitter notes.
Origin: China (Fujian Province)