OOLONG

1994 Mucha Tie Guan Yin

$ 20.00

1994 Mucha Tie Guan Yin
1994 Mucha Tie Guan Yin
1994 Mucha Tie Guan Yin
1994 Mucha Tie Guan Yin

OOLONG

1994 Mucha Tie Guan Yin

$ 20.00

Produced in Mucha near the capital of Taiwan, this aged oolong tea has typically been cooked 60 hours before being aged for over 20 years. These two processes are involved in changing the color of the leaves and the liquor (reddish brown), and for the transformation of the characteristic aromas. On the nose enjoy the delightful sent of cocoa butter, wood, and dark honey, while the palate gives us rich dried fruit (plums) and tobacco.  The experience's complexity does not wain at the finish, as touches of minerality and a persistent sweetness linger on the palate.

Oolong teas, often tightly twisted or rolled, may be first "rinsed" before being infused. To rinse the tea, simply cover it in 195 degree water directly in the pot. This water, after about twenty seconds, should be poured off. Pour new 195 degree water over the leaves and steep for 3-5 minutes depending on the tea and your taste. As with Pu Er, our high quality oolongs may be infused three or more times and will yield an uniquely expressive cup each time.

About Oolong Tea

What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong is the broad family of teas that encompasses a range of oxidations of the tea leaves from 10% to 70% and is nestled between the families of the lesser oxidized greens and the more fully oxidized blacks. The Chinese have mastered the art of oxidation through centuries of crafting and have shared their craft with the Taiwanese, who have been producing exceptional oolongs for only a handful of decades. The type of cultivar grown, the geographical vastness and the a range of production techniques all contribute to this diversified category of tea. As a general rule, lesser oxidized oolongs have a tendancy to be more delicate and floral while more oxidized oolongs can be more woody, honeyed and fruity.

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

Congratulations, if you are drinking tea, you have already chosen an incredible, healthful beverage. Tea is considered in many cultures to have medicinal properties. All tea comes from the same plant family, camellia sinensis, and therefore all types and styles contain the same components that contribute to significant health benefits. Influence of the varietal, growing conditions, production techniques, and your brewing practices all play roles in antioxidant and caffeine levels in your cup. So enjoy a cup of tea, any tea, and know that you are drinking health.