Hand-plucked Gaoshan Jin Zhu Organic Oolong Tea Loose leaves (手で摘み取ら高山金茱ウーロン茶)
Item: Taiwan Gaoshan Jin Zhu Organic Oolong (Wu Long) Tea
Pack size: 2 x 150g +/- 5% (2 x 5.3 oz) loose leaves in 2 vacuum-sealed foil bags
Cultivar: Jinzhu (new cultivar)
Gaoshan Jin Zhu, after years of careful planting, a new star cultivar was developed by our talented tea farmers. The hand-plucked leaves of Jin Zhu Organic Oolong Tea are grown in the elevation of 1000m in central Taiwan. At the elevation above, the mountainsides are covered with fog or clouds which are ideal for growing Oolongs.
Jin Zhu is a special cultivar of Camellia Sinensis (tea plant) which was NOT developed by TaiwanTea Research and Extension Station (TRES). This special cultivar produces an Oolong with a natural light floral fragrance and a very strong creaminess evoking a buttery sweetness. This Jin Zhu special edition is made by the tea master Mister Chen, and only available at jLteaco.
The water used to steep this tea is about 85-90 degrees Celsius depending on an individual's preference. Use the ratio of 1g to 50cc (or 1g to 25cc), the first infusion time of about 6 (or 3) minutes is recommended with more or less time depending on the desired concentration. As a rough guide, the higher the temperature of the water or the greater the number of leaves used, the shorter the steeping time should be. The tea leaves should uncurl for full flavor.
For the ultimate enjoyment, a traditional Chinese Yixing teapot is recommended for loose oolong tea. The teapot should be half filled with leaves and initially steeped for 15 seconds (depending on an individual's preference) with the steeping time increased by an additional 5 seconds for each successive steeping. The leaves may be steeped multiple times.