About Charcoal Roasted Oolong:
Charcoal Roasted Oolong is made using a traditional process in which the hand-plucked leaves are wrapped in bamboo, placed over a charcoal fire pit, and carefully roasted by hand over a period of days. Charcoal roasting is very intensive, and the art form has become increasingly rare. Starting a charcoal fire is takes several days; initially the fire burns too strong and eventually it will become more stable for tea roasting. Despite its name, our Charcoal Roasted Oolong is not overly dark and smoky; it has a nuanced flavor profile including fruity notes of apple and some tanginess. Charcoal Oolong is a 15-20% oxidized oolong grown in Long Yian Ling, Nantou, Taiwan.
Slightly smoky with a subtle tanginess, notes of apple and spice.
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 Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|