We offer this 3-Pack at a special price in order to introduce tea lovers to the broad spectrum of Taiwan Oolong Tea. These are three very distinct characters of tea that offer a basic first impression. Let it be known, however, that this is just a taste of the almost endless variations to the batch-specific Oolong Teas that are produced seasonally throughout Taiwan!
Our 3-Pack includes: 75g boxes of three distinct flavors of Oolong Tea that are authentic Taiwanese creations: 1. Unroasted Jin Xuan Oolong Tea 2. Light Roast Concubine Oolong Tea 3. Heavy Roast Dong Ding Oolong Tea
Jin Xuan Oolong Tea is a hybrid cultivar produced by the Tea Research and Extension Station (TRES) in Taiwan, aka Tai Cha #12 (台茶12號). It is known for its buttery or milky flavor qualities and has a milder astringency and smoother texture.
Concubine Oolong Teais the result of the young leaves being bitten by a tiny green fly, called a Green Leafhopper. In Northern Taiwan, a more common name for "bug bitten" tea is Oriental Beauty (Dong Fang Mei Ren). The effect of the Green Leafhopper results in an immune system response in the tea plant that offers a distinctive honey-like flavor and a complex, hearty character to the brewed tea.
Dong Ding Oolong Teais a medium oxidized, medium-heavily roasted tea with a hearty, robust character. On the palate, you get roasted sweet corn, nutty/fruity notes, and a tangy, heady finish with just the right touch of astringency. Our Dong Ding Oolong is representative of a traditionally made Oolong from the original source of this type of tea, which is named after Dong Ding Mountain in Lugu Township, Taiwan. It demonstrates the broad spectrum of character and flavors that can be captured by sufficient oxidation and refined roasting techniques.