Aromatic, large light-green leaves tinged with hues of red, have been lightly pressed into 5-gram cakes offering yet another way to enjoy an Oolong.
Why we selected this particular lot. First, the appearance indicated a quality tea. The leaves are fresh looking and brightly colored. The cake's aroma is enticing as well. Once tasted, we found the tea refreshing and flavorful.
Interesting facts about our selection. The cake is made using the Shi Xian varietal. It is a broad leaf Oolong cultivar grown widely in Guangdong and Fujian Provinces. It makes a very nice iced or chilled tea! Each cake is wrapped in white paper, perfect for travel.
Tasting notes. Our Immortals Oolong is honey-sweet and light. The cup liquor is clean, light-yellow, almost a shade of green. Tea has a light fruit note that will linger and refresh.
Brewing suggestions. As it is pressed cake, it is important to rinse the leaves with boiling water to awaken them. Like all Oolongs, the leaves should be briefly rinsed and then re-infused. Cake will yield multiple steeps.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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This tea caught our eye as a perfect solution for a traveler wanting oolong tea!
Posted by Lucy G on 10th Dec 2016
An interesting, satisfying lighter oolong
Posted by Unknown on 26th Nov 2014
This a fun, interesting tea that steeps to a lighter style of oolong, something like a tiequanyin. It has the floral fragrance of some pouchongs or other teas at similar oxidation levels, but without the complexity of some of them, and more body and astringency. It can be steeped multiple times. The leaf is attractive--the whole leaf, from stem to down, is represented in the cake.