DetailsCountry of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Ti Kuan Yin Phoenix #1
Manufacture Type: Oolong
Cup Characteristics: A light airy character with delicate orchid-like notes.
Infusion: Pale green yellow liquor, tending slightly amber
Ingredients: Luxury oolong tea
Oolong tea is semi fermented which is one of the reasons it has such a unique character. The semi fermentation gives the tea a little bit more body than a green tea but less body than a black tea and interestingly it gives the flavor a very unique twist. You will see (particularly in the infused leaf) that the edges of the leaves are slightly bruised (brownish). The reason for this is that the leaves are lightly bruised to start the oxidation process. During this process the characteristic curly leaf is also created. After 15-25 minutes (depending upon ambient temperature and humidity levels) the tea is fired, locking in the special flavor profile.