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Queens China Oolong Tea loose Leaf Options



Queen's China Oolong

There is no doubt this is one of the best Oolongs in the world, every sip packed with flavour, why not indulge yourself with the tastes and aromas befitting of an Empress.

While most people associate Imperial China with its long succession of Emperors, Empress Dowager Longyu, lived from 1868 to 1913 and her favourite tea was known to be a Dan Chong grade Oolong.

This Dowager prized Dan Cong  is grown and manufactured exclusively in Guangdong Province, for its ability to naturally imitate the fragrances and flavours of the various fruits and flowers that grow near the tea gardens. Longyu's favourite was Queen's China Oolong. This remarkable tea boasts clean, delicate notes of orchid – balanced astringency and a long clean finish.

Guangdong Province/China

Guangdong Province/China

(Like all Oolong teas, Queen's Oolong is semi-fermented, meaning it falls somewhere between green and black teas in terms of colour, strength and flavour.)
Producing Oolong is an intricate process that involves rolling freshly plucked leaf followed by a brief fermentation period.
Once the leaves have begun to turn brown, they are fired under high heat to capture the unique and highly intricate flavour profiles.

A great thing about Oolong is that the shorter firing captures more of the floral and fruity the character. Longer firing produces teas with a richer, amber cup and bakery notes.
Many Dan Cong varieties are noted for their various characters - orange blossom, almond, ginger, etc

From the first sip, it becomes abundantly clear why this tea was a royal favourite. Perfectly proportionate with zingy lingering floral notes. Words really do fall short attempting to describe this tea, why not treat yourself or a friend to this sublime tea and leave a review with your taste notes.

Origin: China

Ingredients: Oolong tea

Region: Guangdong Province

Caffeine Guide: Low

Growing Altitudes: 1000 – 2500 feet above sea level

Antioxidant Content: High

Grade: Dan Chong Xiang Xue

Infusion Colour: Tending light amber

Process: Semi-fermented, Traditional process, small

Taste: Bright orchid-like flavour batch crafted and formed, Hand sorted.

Wrapped Gift Set Details

100g of your chosen loose leaf tea in a metal matt black Airseal caddy

Arts and Crafts style Empress tea strainer with drip bowl

One perfect cup of tea measuring spoon quality 18/10 s steel

All gift wrapped in a sturdy reusable kraft presentation box with ribbon and tag (Christmas tag from 1 Nov to 22 Dec and plain red rest of year unless requested)

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