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Frozen Summit

Oolong Tea
Origin: Lugu, Nantou, Taiwan

Frozen Summit

Complex roasted, floral aroma with a full taste and balanced sweetness and astringency.

Buy in bulk or in 3 oz Classic Size Tins.

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About Frozen Summit (Tung Ting):

Also known as Tung Ting, Frozen Summit is grown at our farmer friend’s three acre farm in Lugu of central Taiwan. These smaller farms are typical in Lugu, the largest tea growing area and native home for oolongs in Taiwan. The tea plant varietals in this area were originally transplanted from Fujian province in mainland China. However, over years of cultivation, the plants have developed a distinctly unique flavor profile characteristic of the region.

Teas in the oolong family possess flavors that are much different than those of other tea categories. Depending on the processing technique adopted, their flavor varies from mild and floral to strong and toasty. Their color spectrum also ranges from light green to dark red.

For Frozen Summit, only the newly sprouted leaves are plucked and then withered in the sun for a few hours to reduce moisture. When suitable leaf suppleness is achieved, traditional rolling techniques (wrapping the leaves in cloth and binding it tightly into ball shape) are applied in conjunction with light roasting. Successive and short re-rolling and re-roastings are done to achieve the optimum shape and flavor. A final roast is given to complete the processing.

Frozen Summit is especially good during spring (April) and in early winter (November).

Ingredients: Oolong Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Complex roasted, floral aroma with a full taste and balanced sweetness and astringency. Will provide multiple infusions.

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
Lugu Map