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Bamboo Mountain

Oolong Tea
Origin: Zhu Shan, Taiwan

Full, sweet, floral fragrance in the classic Taiwan green oolong style.

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About Bamboo Mountain:

A green oolong from Taiwan’s Zhushan region, or “Bamboo Mountain.” Low oxidation and light roasting contribute to this tea’s bright, floral fragrance and sweet, crisp body.

In making Bamboo Mountain oolong, only the newly sprouted leaves are plucked. They are then withered in the sun (weather permitting) or indoors on special bamboo trays for a few hours to reduce moisture.

Once a suitable suppleness is achieved in the leaves, traditional rolling techniques (which include wrapping the leaves in cloth and binding it tightly into ball shape) are applied in conjunction with light roasting in a rotating tunnel roaster. Successive re-rolling and re-roastings are done to achieve the optimum shape and flavor. A final roast is given to complete the processing.

Apart from elevation, season, and age of the plants, oolongs can be evaluated by the quality of leaf and the processing art. The leaves should be tightly rolled and should not crumble with gentle pressure (crumbled leaf is a sign of over-roasting or stale leaf).

Ingredients: Oolong Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Full, sweet, floral fragrance in the classic Taiwan green oolong style. Lighter-bodied than the more roasted oolongs, but with an equally long finish and multi-layered character.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
180-190°F (82-88°C)3-43-41

Videos and Links:

Oolong Tea Crafting
Oolong Tunnel Roasting
Zhushan Map