25 Days of Tea: Day 7 (Jade Oolong)

Heavenly Jade Oolong (Taiwan)

“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” – Holy Bible

…And spent the day sipping Jade Oolong? That could have happened, because that’s how heavenly this brewed leaf is. The flavor ride it gifts seems to go on for eternity. The first sip is floral with notes of orchid and unidentifiable wild flowers. The second steep seems to arouse notes of butter with unexpected creaminess. The third is an unusual combination of both flower and butter that marries on your palate. And on and on it goes… I steep Oolongs until its time for a proper funeral (composting). I can’t let go. Having spent many hours making oolongs on 2 separate trips to Taiwan, and knowing the labor that goes into bringing us this diamond, I cherish that it even exists and remain supremely loyal making sure not to waste one leaf. Am I being dramatic? Definitely, but with reason. This is by far one of my most favorite oolong teas. Ever. I hope you will take a chance and give it a try. Here are some additional notes on this tea:

• Overview:   A green, spring floral oolong with tightly hand-rolled leaves that take you on an endless flavor ride.
• Dry Leaf:    Small, tightly rolled balls, dark yellow-green
• Liquor (liquid):   Pale yellow
• Aroma:   Floral, wildflower, fruity
• Flavor notes:    Sweet floral with creamy butter notes
• Brewing recommendation:     165-175° Fº pour water over leaves and “wash” the tea. Use the second steep as your first to taste (traditional method). Each steep time is around 45 seconds increasing each time (7-10+)
• Caffeine: Yes

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Happy Sipping!
-The Chief Leaf


25 Days of Tea: Day 7 (Jade Oolong)