China Zhongshan Baiye Oolong 519
Experience a tea with an amazing history. Grown in the Phoenix Mountains of the Chinese Guangdong Province, this Oolong has been entirely handmade for over 700 years – since the Ming Dynasty, long before tea was introduced to the Western World. It is grown on ancient, un-pruned tea trees, and can be harvested only with the use of ladders. Carefully smelling a handful of the long, dark leaves reveals a broad pallet of fragrances, ranging from woody to toasty, to a most unusual, sweet fruitiness. The golden-amber infusion has a complex yet delicate, toasty-fruity aroma and flavor.
Recommendations: Use 1 soupspoon per 6 oz. cup; heat water until steaming briskly (195ºF); let steep for 2 1/2 min.