Storm Tea - Oolong

Storm Tea is a small family business built on four key principles that are very closely aligned with our own - amazing flavours, consideration for farmers and their staff, care for the planet, and care for our general wellbeing. As such, it is our pleasure to offer you their delicious range of fine loose leaf teas.

Tea Oolong
Origin Nantou County, Taiwan
Brew

2-3g tea / 250ml water

100°C brew temp

3 minute infusion (rebrew up to 3 times)

This jade oolong tea comes from Nantou County in Taiwan and is grown on mountain slopes that reach around 1,000 meters above sea level. It is a light but incredibly flavoursome tea displaying beautiful peach sweetness alongside delicate floral jasmine notes and a nutty, cedar finish.

Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is a small, mountainous island in the Pacific Ocean not far from the coast of China and north of the Philippines. Traditionally the island produced green teas for export to North Africa, but with growing competition from Japan and China the island started to concentrate on the semi-fermented wulung (or oolong) teas that are preferred by the local population. The focus gradually shifted to quality as opposed to quantity, and Taiwan started to produce arguably some of the finest teas in the world.

The name oolong is derived from the Chinese words ‘black dragon’ referring to the fact that the tea is neither black nor green but somewhere in between. The tea undergoes partial oxidation before being rolled and twisted. This results in the enzymes in the freshly picked leaves being exposed to oxygen for a period of time before the tea is fired to halt the process.

These semi-fermented teas are famed for producing beautifully complex but delicate flavours that range from peach and floral to woody and fruity depending on the length of fermentation and the terroir.

 

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