Oolong tea is exquisite, it is one of the most physically beneficial teas on the market today. Renowned tea of the Fuji-an Province, and other Provinces. It is unique due to its range of oxidation from 8 to 85% in its production style, giving it the ability to have so many different taste form fruity with a touch of sweetness to outdoorsy and woodsy. Here are a few facts about each Oolong.
Tie Guan Yin, is a Oolong tea of many names…It is know by all of the names below:
- Iron Buddha Tea
- Tieguanyin or Tikuanyin Wulong Tea
- Ti Kuan Yin Tea
- Tea of the Iron Bodhisattva or Iron Guanyin Tea
- Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin
Ding Dong, a fluffy tea, it comes from a town called Logu situated among the mountains of Nantou County, in Taiwan. These tea trees were first transplanted from the famous Wuyi Mountains in 1885.
Da Hong Pao, like most Oolong this variety is also charcoal fired, and it comes from a place near a monastery located in the Wuyisan area of NW Fujian Province.
Lan Gui Ren, An amazing combo with ginseng, this tea is effective in alleviating or preventing indigestion.
Wu Yi Rou Gui, In the 1980s, Rou Gui growing area use to be only 1 Mu (6 acres = 1 Mu) but now there are 30,000 Mu no doubt due to its popularity.
Phoenix Dan Cong, is grown in Chao-zhou, Guangdong province in the Phoenix Mountains. It gives the aroma of almonds and orchids, and the flavor of sweet peaches, apricots, and honey.
Jin Xuan, meaning “Golden Lily” in Chinese, is a semi new Formosa varietal created by Taiwan’s Tea Research in the early 1980s. It is the end result of almost four decades of cross-breeding of several Formosa, which makes it different from the traditional varieties of Alishan, San Lin Xi, Lishan and Tung Ting.
Bai Hao, considered the beauty of Taiwan, it grows in Xinzhu County, Taiwan, this tea is picked at an unusual time in the growing season, and that is in June & July. It is oxidized between 50% and 60%.
An Xi Mao Xie, is a top grade tea, it is called the hairy crab because of the tiny hairs that cover the leaves. A hand made tea from Anxi District of the Fujian Province.
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