The tea is then fired which arrests the fermenting process and develops the amazing character associated with Oolong.
In Taiwan, producing oolong tea involves highly specialised skills in the control of the withering,oxidation and firing.
Husbandry of the tea farmer is a legacy passed down from many generations. It is felt that only the application of years of dedicated study and practice, combined with the unique character of Taiwan tea leaves, can provide the exceptional quality oolong teas that have made the island famous for its teas.
During the 2nd World War, the production of tea was greatly expanded while the island was occupied. This production was exported to Japan to supplement their own production, which was falling below domestic demand.
Fit for true connoisseurs, highly prized it is ranked as one of the best teas in the world. Made by extremely skilful processing from oolong leaves, creating a flavour that falls half way between a black and a green tea. This Oolong is slightly sweeter than traditional Chinese varieties.
Ingredients: Oolong tea
Region: Taoyuan County
Caffeine Guide: Low
Growing Altitudes: 1000 – 3000 feet above sea level
Antioxidant Content: High
Grade: Choice Fine #1
Taste: Smooth and slightly sweet; toasty with a touch of dryness
Process: Semi-fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted.
Infusion Colour: Tending black
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