Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Drink T
Jade Oolong is grown in the mountainous areas of Taiwan. It is produced from large, single leaves and lightly oxidized. Then It is gently rolled and rubbed with cotton to slightly bruise the leaves. When fired, this process helps the tea develop its unique, complex character. Each successive infusion results in a different taste experience.
Our Jade Oolong has a fresh smooth body and lingering floral sweetness. A true delight to be savored and a staff favorite.
This tea is a delightful example of just why I so adore Oolong teas! The flavor is so beautifully complex and the tightly wound “pearls” of tea are slow to unfurl – which means they have many delicious infusions to offer.
I brewed this tea in my gaiwan – and I’m finally believing that the gaiwan is the ONLY way that an Oolong should be steeped! The short, frequent steeps really makes a difference in the flavor. If you don’t have a gaiwan, do yourself a favor and get one!
This tea is an interesting one. It’s a paradox! It is light yet intensely flavored. It has a delicious floral taste that is sweet with a delicate sharpness. It has a very pleasant mouthfeel that is smooth and silky. It is not a lingering mouthfeel, but it is quite seductive while it lasts.
I have tried many teas from Drink T – and I have been very impressed with each and every one of them. This Jade Oolong is no exception – I highly recommend it.