Oolong Tea

Everything about oolong tea.
  • Steeping Oolong in a Chao Shan Gong-fu Style

    640-Da-Wu-Ye-12In Chao Shan(Chao zhou, Shan Tou city) area, there is a unique brewing technique called  Gong-fu steeping style. This traditional steeping style has a long history which could be traced to Qing Dynasty(1636—1911).

    This steeping method requires a higher ratio of tea leaves to the volume of water.

    Tea will be steeped repeatedly, each for a brief time with boiling water. The advantage is shortening the steeping time while extract concentrated flavors from tea leaves instantly. Shorter steeping minimizes the contact of tea leaves with hot water. Eventually tea leaves are not overheated and we can enjoy a very fresh and original flavor of tea from each infusion.

    In addition, it is easier to control  the thickness of tea soup. You could make the tea tastes either thicker and richer or lighter and sweeter with this steeping method.

    Since this method requires higher ratio of tea leaves, it is advisable to use smaller tea-wares so as to minimize the consumption of tea leaves.

    In Chao Zhou, most of people use a Gaiwan to brew tea. It is suitable to use the Gaiwan with a capacity volume of about 50-100ml. Since you can brew most of teas up to 10 - 20 times, a small Gaiwan is very ideal for self-drinking.

    Of course, you could use a larger 150-200ml Gaiwan and a serving pitcher to prepare tea for two or more people.

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  • Feng Huang Dan Cong-Phoenix Single Bush Oolong Tea


    About the name

    Feng Huang Dan Cong,  a family member of stripe-style oolong teas from Guangdong Province. "Feng Huang"- literally Phoenix refers to the producing area phoenix mountain.  "Dan Cong"-literally single bush or single shrub refers to the tea cultivar.

    Producing Area

    Feng Huang Dan Cong grows in Wudong Mountain Area, Chaozhou City Guangdong Provience. Wu Dong Mountain is the second peak of Fenghuang(Phoenix) Mountain , the elevation is 1391 meters above the sea level.
    This area is famous for it's mild and humid climate. It is close to the east China sea. The average annual temperature is above 22 ℃ and the annual precipitation is about 1800 mm.
    The tea gardens are surrounded by mist, clouds and humid air. The deep fertile soil is rich in organic matter and trace elements, which is helpful for the formation of tea poly-phenols and aromatic substances.
    This high altitude environment and the mild, humid climate  gives Phoenix oolong a unique "high mountain" flavor- sweet, honeyed taste and varies floral fragrance.
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  • Tai Wan Oolong-Dong Fang Mei Ren-Oriental Beauty

    The"Oriental Beauty" Once upon a time, Oriental Beauty was originally called as Formosa Tea among the Europeans. In the past, this tea was very popular and people enthusiastically looked for it.At that time, it was said that 15kg of Oriental Beauty was equivalent to the cost of a house in...
  • The Popular Oolong Tea-Tie Guan Yin-Iron Goddess of Mercy

    General Introduction Tie Guan Yin This is probably the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas. Tie Guan Yin is the most famous tea bush in Anxi City, which lies in Fujian Province. “Tie” meaning "iron", refers to density of this tightly twisted tea or its dark oxidized color. It...
  • Oolong Tea-Shui Xian-Water Fairy

    General Introduction Shui Xian is a very popular variety of Oolong tea and one the common favorites among Gong Fu tea drinkers. Shui Xian oolong tea is believed to have been discovered more than 1,000 years ago during the Song dynasty. Not much is known about how the tea came...
  • The 4 Famous Wuyi Oolong Tea-Bai Ji Guan-White Cockscomb

    General Introduction Legend has it that the name of this marvelous tea (White Cockscomb) was given by a monk in memorial of a courageous rooster that sacrificed his life while protecting his baby from an eagle. Touched by the display of courage and love, the monk buried the rooster and...

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