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High Mountain Gui Fei : Qing Xin Oolong Tea

High Mountain Gui Fei : Qing Xin Oolong Tea


Simply put...

A beautifully warming oolong with a distinct honey character [MiXian] & lingering fruit, wood & mineral tones.  

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Gui Fei, like its more famous neighbour Oriental Beauty, is a bug-bitten tea. Green leaf hoppers (tiny Jassids) nibble on the fresh leaves causes oxidation to start whilst the leaf is still on the stem,  and also stimulates another chemical release. Polyphenolic content is increased in the leaves to ward off invaders and also to begin repair : the increase in polyphenols leads to an increase in tannins, which after processing gives a rich, wild honey aroma and sweetness to this tea.  This tea is made from high mountain leaves - contributing to its multi layered complexity - and has undergone a 3 stage baking process.  

In more depth...

Tea Maker :  Processing : Mr Chen Baked by : Yuwen Processing : Triple step Gui Fei standard baking
Leaf Origin : Mr Chen, Shanlinxi
Harvest Time :  June
Cultivar : Qing Xin Oolong
Plucking standard : Taiwanese balled oolong standard

This tea is the product of the highly networked tea system in Taiwan : in this case the tea is grown and initially processed by one family before being finished by another.  To learn more about our partnerships in Taiwan and who we work with to bring you these great teas please do head over to our blog > what you read here is just part of our commitment to greater transparency in tea.

How to prepare tea [Gong Fu Style]

Amount of tea per pot : 2.5g (1/3 of a pot)

Water temperature: 90 C

Infusion / brewing time: 45 seconds then 20 seconds as desired

There is a depth of flavour that develops over multiple infusions of the same leaves.

Number of infusions: 5

How to enjoy: No sugar, no milk.

How to prepare tea [Western Style]

Amount of tea per cup (200 ml) - 5g (2 teaspoon)

Temperature of water - 80℃ / 176℉

Infusion time - 2 mins 1st infusion, 1 minute subsequent.

Number of infusions - 6+ / 

There is a depth of flavour that develops over multiple infusions of the same leaves.

How to enjoy - No milk, no sugar

Shanlinxi Oolong is a light tea and so is great in the afternoon or as an after dinner drink.

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