A highly oxidized tea that brews a dark purple, full bodied, smoky cup with notes of musk and cinnamon. An excellent transition tea for coffee drinkers exploring tea, especially those who like a dark brew coffee. This particular oolong is ideal for multiple steeping’s, with each infusion yielding a more complex cup. One of the most surprising things about this tea for many is the natural, honey-like sweetness of the tea, which perfectly compliments the earthy smokiness.
This tea contains caffeine.
Teas are like people, each is different and there is no one way to prepare a cup. Use this as a starting point for brewing this tea as you explore its unique characteristics. You may find different times of day or moods, you like to use more or less tea, brew it for a different amount of time….Whatever you do, have fun discovering your perfect cup!
1 tsp/6 grams
8 oz/237 ml
Some teas are recommended for brewing with boiling water, while others are brewed at lower temperatures. Even when brewing a tea at a lower temperature, it is recommended that you first boil the water (to kill bacteria etc.) and then allow the water to cool to the correct temperature (ice cubes speed up the process). While you can certainly brew any tea with boiling water, it will change the flavor of the tea.
Grown in Taiwan