• pouchong oolong

    • chaya teahouse formosa oolong tea:- pouchong oolong
    • A light, sweet, refreshing Wenshan oolong, it slows and gently soothes as it delights you with its floral aroma

       

      Clear

    With a delicate, orchid aroma, light yellow liquor and an almost sugar-cane sweetness, it is very pleasing and refreshing even on the hottest summer afternoon. It can be brewed at quite a low temperature too.

     

    Grown on Wen Shan (Wen Mountain) on the northern tip of Taiwan, Formosa Pouchong is only about 9% oxidised but, unusually for a ‘light oxidation’ oolong it is not formed as dense, rolled nuggets but as long, twisted, dark emerald strands. It was traditionally, very skilfully, wrapped in little cube-shaped boxes, hence the name Pouchong, a phonetic translation of BaoZhong (包种, ‘wrapped variety’).

     

    Our Taiwan tea master continues the art and tradition of his tea-making family, which brought its skills from Fujian on China’s mainland four generations ago. He likens sipping Pouchong to watching slow ripples on on a pond or listening to the elegant plucking of the harp-like Qin. It is an experience to be savoured.

    storage

    Our artisan tea is made with utmost care. To retain its pure, fresh qualities, brew with soft water and store in a dry, air-tight and light-proof container (in a fridge preferably) for 6 months

    packaging

    This tea is supplied in a zip-loc foil pack to prolong its fresh flavour, within a beautiful paper wrap hand-stamped with an extract from the 8th century tea classic Cha Jing.

    put the kettle on...

    brewing pouchong oolong