WUYI SHUI XIAN
This is a partly fermented tea hailed from the northern part of the Fujian Province. The stout, loosely-twisted strips of leaf give a yellowish-brown infusion with an aroma of ripe fruit, a smooth flavour and a sweet aftertaste.
Oolong Tea is generally regarded as a semi-fermented tea and is principally manufactured in the Fujian Province, China. It is processed by the most exquisite technique and thus, it’s most refined. This one-of-a-kind tea combines the qualities of both green and black tea. The appearance of the leaves are solid and tough. The tea infusion is extremely smooth and sweet on the palate. It has a natural flora, fruity aroma and a rich, mellow aftertaste and is effective in lower body fat and regulating high blood pressure.
The Legend of Oolong Tea
In the early Qing Dynasty, there was a retired general called “Long” living in the mountain area in An-Xi, Fujian Province. Since he had been hunting in the mountain under the burning sun and in bad weathers for years, his body was strong and his skin was tanned. Because of the features, the villagers amiably called him “Oo-long,” meaning “black dragon”. When Oolong went hunting in the mountain, he always fastened a basket around his waist, which was to keep the wild tea leaves he collected on his way. When he was chasing after the animals, the tea leaves in the basket would rub among each other and fray their edges. He would then roast the tea leaves when he returned home. The product was a kind of tea with a special aroma which was different from those of other teas. The villagers who were attracted by it often visited Oolong to enjoy this unique tea. One day, Oolong captured a rabbit. Arriving at home, he was so hasty to enjoy the rabbit and so tired, that he forgot to process the tea leaves. When he woke up the next morning, he found that they had already wilted. However, the wilted tea leaves produced an unusual fragrance, and were even more aromatic after having been processed. The tea tasted very mellow, without the previous bitterness. The excited Oolong immediately invited the villagers to taste the tea. Everyone marveled at it, and some of them asked Oolong for the process so that they could follow. After further experiments, finally the villagers found a whole set of techniques of producing the tea, which were then imparted to all other villagers. To commemorate Oolong’s contribution, the villagers gave their product the name of “Oolong Tea,” which had been adopted for generations till the present.
Product Origin: China Fujian
Ingredient: Tea Leaves
Tea Type: Oolong Tea
Tea Intensity: Yellowish Brown
Fragrance: Ripe Fruit
Taste: Rich, Sweet & Mellow
Brewing The Perfect Cup
Tea Ware Selected: Purple Clay Teapot, Porcelain Ware
Amount of Tea: Fill the teapot with 1/2 full of tea leaves according to the type of teapot used
Water Temperature: 95°C
Warming Up Brew: Once
Brewing Time: 1st brew about 30 seconds, 2nd brew about 20 seconds, 3rd brew about 30 seconds
Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture and odour