Strong Fire Oolong

Oolong Tea
Origin: Wushe, Nantou County, Central Taiwan

Full-bodied texture, toasty aroma, and a bittersweet chocolate flavor.

Classic Size Tins Net Weight: 3.5 ounces

SKU: 80385 Categories: ,

About Strong Fire Oolong:

Grown at an altitude of 1100 meters in Central Taiwan, Strong Fire Oolong is a highly roasted tea made from the Tieguanyin tea plant cultivar. Named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, Tieguanyin is one of the more popular rolled oolongs. Although the Tieguanyin cultivar originally comes from Anxi, Fujian, many other areas in China and Taiwan are now cultivating it as well.

In making Strong Fire, only the mature, hardy leaves are plucked. They are then withered in the sun for a few hours to reduce moisture. Once suitable suppleness is achieved in the leaves, traditional rolling techniques (at least 13 different motions) are applied in conjunction with light roasting to achieve the optimum shape and flavor. A final high roast is given to complete the processing.

Ingredients: Oolong Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Full-bodied texture, toasty aroma, and a bittersweet chocolate flavor.

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

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