High Mountain Oolong Tea is synonymous with the finest Oolong teas in the world. It is a semi-fermented tea that contains all the benefits of green tea, but does not have its grassy taste or the tannins present in black tea. The very brief fermentation process also creates the subtle fragrances and flavors that distinguish this tea from all other varieties. The cultivation and appreciation of High Mountain Oolong is somewhat similar to fine wine, with each plantation and each mountain producing its own unique bouquet of flavors, and each year's harvest yielding its own special character.
This tea is decaffeinated by exposing moistened tea leaves to pressurized carbon dioxide, which acts as a solvent to remove the caffeine. Because nothing else is affected during this process, the tea retains its flavors and beneficial antioxidants.
Origin: Taiwan Brew Color: Amber orange Flavor Profile: Smoky, woodsy, and nutty notes with a delicate toasty finish Caffeine Content:
How to Brew: Steep 1 tsp of tea per 8 oz. of water for 3-5 minutes. Ideal water temperature: 190-212°F