Honey Jade Oolong (2 oz loose leaf)
Bitten oolong originated in Taiwan, and is continuing to gain a devoted following year by year. This Feng Huang Gui Fei follows a traditional method of crafting bitten oolong, which involves roasting the bitten leaf to draw out more honey and fruit flavors. Following tea trends in the East, demand for a floral and green version of bitten oolong has been increasing. This Honey Jade Oolong was crafted to meet that demand.
The aroma of pressed flowers and the verdant color of the rolled leaf is clearly identifiable as a very green oolong, at or under 25% oxidization. When brewed, reddish amber is visible along the edges of the wet leaf, lending a unique aesthetic touch. The flavor starts floral—Jasmine, baby’s breath—with an oft overlooked tinge of pit fruit. The aftertaste oozes honey, with a thick and syrupy mouthfeel to match. Try Honey Jade for a green oolong unlike any other in your collection, unless you happen to have another green bitten.
Use about 1 tsp of rolled leaf per 8 oz of water, and steep at temperatures between 185°F - 195°F. Brew for two to three minutes at the most, and remove all the tea right away to preserve the flavor in the leaf. Following these instructions will produce up to five or six flavorful re-steeps.
2 oz Loose Leaf packaged in a stand up resealable pouch
Ingredients: 100% Oolong tea
Suggested Serving Size: 1 tsp/8oz
Water Temperature: 185-195 F degrees
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes