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100g Taiwan Hong Shui Cake [Taiwan]

100g Taiwan Hong Shui Cake [Taiwan]


Simply put...

This is a rich fruity oolong with a roasted tone presented in a easy to store 100g cake

In more depth...

Tea Name Hong Shui Oolong Tea

Tea Maker Mr Lai, Baked by Yu Wen

Origin Mei Shan, Jia Yi County, 600-800meter above sea level

Size : Roughly 1 hectare

Harvest Time Winter : Late October

Cultivar TTES 12, Jin Xuan

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Style  : Compressed 100g cake

Plucking standard 4~5 leaves Hand Picked 

Oxidation Level : 30-40%  

Experience : Distinctive fruity, slightly tart flavour.

Notes on Compression : 

Timing : Tea can be compressed very young, after mellowing, or after ageing depending on the objective for the tea.
Method of compression : this tea is compressed with a custom purpose-built compression machine.  
Steaming prior to compression : Tea must be steamed prior to being compressed. A sleeve and mold is used to determine the shape of the cake. 
Drying : Cakes are then dried for storage.

How to prepare this tea [Gong Fu Style]...

Amount of tea per cup (200 ml): 5-7g (one tea caddy spoon)

Temperature of water: 90℃ / 194℉

Infusion / brewing time: 30 seconds initially, then longer according to taste

Number of infusions: Multiple

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