$15.00 – $42.00 — available on subscription
Our long-popular Orchid Oolong is now made using premium quality Tie Guan Yin that has been fired before being scented with Chinese Magnolia (Yulan orchid) blossoms. The result is a gentle yet rich and intensely floral tea with the Ti Guan Yin varietal’s unmistakable aroma and taste. The almost fruity orchid flavor becomes apricot and peach-like as the liquor cools. A superb tea you will find hard to forget.
Fujian, China: Fujian is a coastal province in southeastern China where the finest oolong, white, and jasmine teas are produced. According to the written record, teas have been produced there for well over 1,600 years. Growers currently produce five different categories of tea, most of which originated in the province.
We suggest steeping 3-5 grams of tea per 8 oz. of water at 70-80C for 1-2 minutes. Lower water temperature and lengthen steeping time to produce more floral character; raise water temperature and shorten steeping time to produce more intensity and full flavors. Always adjust quantity of leaves, infusion time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.