Introducing the spring 2015 harvest! A low-elevation, Taiwanese oolong, our Green Jade Oolong has undergone medium-tight rolling. This year’s crop is slightly more roasted than past years – giving this batch a rich flavor and aroma of graham crackers, honey and chestnuts. The brew is medium-bodied with a pleasant round mouthfeel. The aftertaste will linger for a few minutes after drinking, allowing one to enjoy the tea after the last drop has been consumed.
Our Jade Oolong is produced around Ming Jien village,
Nantou County, located in central Taiwan. It is a hybrid varietal, brought into being in recent years by the Taiwan Tea Experimental Station. Jade is widely available and is a good, economical choice.
- Scoop a heaping teaspoon of leaves into your infuser.
- Heat water to 190° (just before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
Fill the pot 1/5 full of dry leaf, add 190° water and allow to stand for 60 seconds before decanting and drinking. The second brew should steep for 20 seconds, the third for 45 seconds, the fourth for 1 minute 20 seconds, and the fifth for 2 minutes 20 seconds, etc. Please note that, as flavor particulates sink, decanting into a pouring pitcher and from there to cups seems to work best. Alternatively, cups can be partially filled, then topped off in reverse order, so flavor in each cup will be approximately the same.
Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoonful of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 190° water and let it steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove the infuser and serve! Can be steeped multiple times.
Our opinion is that, as with our other supreme quality loose teas, we do not recommend serving over ice.