Hand-Rolled Himalayan Oolong Tea
Perhaps one of the most complex teas to process consistently, oolong tea is semi-oxidized. In other words, it sits half-way between green and black teas. Oolong teas offer an incredible range of flavours and fragrances and are the perfect option to start exploring the world of fine teas.
Indian oolongs are extremely rare, and this one truly is a gem waiting to be discovered, sip after sip.
Thanks to an extremely careful handling, the hand-rolled leaves remain impossibly long and gently uncurl in your teapot. Deep gold in colour and smooth to the palate, this oolong tea offer many benefits:
- Weakly oxidised: all the benefits of green tea without any of the bitterness
- A fragrance that reminds of moss: this is a tea that takes you along for a little forest walk!
- A natural sweetness with a hint of nut
How to brew
- Put a full teaspoon of tea leaves in a strainer (approx. 2.5 g)
- This tea will take room as its long leaves uncurl, so preferably use a large strainer or an open one
- Add freshly-boiled, but not boiling, water and watch...
- Remove the strainer when you like the shade of gold - it takes approximately 3 to 5 minutes
- Brew at least 3 times and enjoy tasting
Keep away from sunlight, heat and moisture. If possible, it is also best to store separately from coffee and spices to avoid their strong aroma to leach into your tea.