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Taitung Oolong

Oolong Tea from Taiwan
$16.95

Taitung oolong is highly aromatic and smooth.

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Taitung oolong is highly aromatic and smooth. It produces a sweet infusion that is reminiscent of baked peach, toasted nuts and honey.

This delicious oolong is enjoyable at any time of day. It is highly oxidised giving it characteristics of a black tea whilst still having the nuances of an oolong tea.

Taitung oolong is an emerging tea in Taiwan being introduced around 4 years ago. It was developed to provide Taitung a distinctive style that would give the tea farmers a new product.

Origin: Luye, Taitung County, Taiwan

Flavour profile: Sweet | Ripe fruit | Toasted nuts

Processing highlights: Taitung oolong is highly oxidised to around 85% and mid-fired.

Harvest: Winter 2017

Cultivar: Chin Sing

Tea Master: Lin Wang Tea

Produced in Taitung County, on the eastern coast of the island, the area is quite isolated and protected from urban development. The region is rich in agriculture and scenic beauty offering the perfect environment for growing tea. 

Elevation: 176m

Taitung oolong has a smooth and complex flavour of baked peach, cocao and lightly toasted nuts. Subsequent infusions produce lingering honey and cacao notes that can be savoured on the palate.

Taitung oolong is enjoyable on its own and is a perfect choice if looking for something sweet in the afternoon. This tea is very versatile and drinks exceptionally well in a cold brew format. Try cold brewed Taitung oolong with charred pork, onion and tomato skewers.

Leaf appearance: Small, dark brown canvas wrapped ball style

Aroma: A sweet biscuity aroma of dried fruit, baked peach and toasted nuts. 

Liquor colour: Amber

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 3g / 180mL 100˚C First brew: 3 mins, Second brew: 1 ½ mins, Third long steep for chilled tea 3
Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 150mL 100˚C First brew: 35s Subsequent: 50-80s 5+
Cold brew 9g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1