Taiwan 'Charcoal Roasted' Oolong Tea



The tea has a distinct charcoal aroma and taste, which is well balanced and gives the tea a smooth sweetness and warm taste.

A traditional charcoal roasted oolong which is unfortunately becoming increasingly rare, due to the skill and difficulty in charcoal roasting compared with modern electric roasting.

The tea is stuffed into bamboo which is roasted over a charcoal fired pit, a process which takes days and requires the skill of a specialist roaster.

The tea is a good candidate for ageing as it should change over time as it rests from the roast.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Mineral and sweet roast notes
- Non-dominant roast

Harvest: Spring, April 2021
Roasted: Summer 2021

Origin: Long Yian Ling, Nantou, Taiwan
Altitude: 650-800m
Sourced: Specialist Taiwanese wholesaler

Cultivar: Qing Xin
Oxidisation: 15-20%
Roast: Medium (Level 5-6)
Picking: Hand

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes

Packaging: Non-resealable vacuum-sealed bag packaged in Taiwan

Independent Review:
Diary of a Northern Teaist

Collections: Oolong Tea

Category: Taiwan Oolong Tea

Type: Oolong Tea

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