The Tao of Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Dragon, 3.5 oz (100 g)
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- Artisan Quality
- Anxi 'Ben Shan' Varietal
- Brews 50 Cups
- Pure Leaf Teas
OriginAnxi, Fujian, China Green Dragon oolong is grown in the mountains of Anxi county, the home of oolong tea plant varietals (at least 12) growing in Anxi, each with its own distinct flavor profile. The most famous of these varietals is Tieguanyin. Green Dragon (Ben Shan varietal) is a young varietal (a clonal), grown primarily near Raoyang village in Anxi. It has strong, heavy branches and brightly colored, distinct, elipse shaped leaves. It shares some similarities in fragrance with the Tieguanyin varietal.
Greener OolongOolongs range in their flavor (mild and floral to strong and toasty) and color spectrum (from light green to dark) depending on the processing technique adopted. Green Dragon is a greener oolong with low oxidization.
Sun WitheringFor Green Dragon, mature leaves are plucked and then 'withered' in the sun (weather permitting) to reduce moisture.
Traditional RolllingOnce suitable suppleness is achieved in the leaves rolling techniques (which include wrapping the leaves in cloth and binding it tightly into ball shape) are applied with light roastings.
RoastingSuccessive re-rolling and re-roastings are done to achieve the optimum shape and flavor. A final roast is given to complete the processing.
Flavor ProfileSmooth, golden infusion with grassy, toasty and light floral notes.
The Tao of TeaLike the Tao, the art of tea is universal. We began our work with tea in 1997 to be a connecting thread for tea culture. Practicing the art on a daily basis in our teahouses in Portland, Oregon, we are a group of tea enthusiasts from different backgrounds and cultures. We travel, learn, take delight and seek to offer pure leaf teas with great flavor, artistry and soul. Our reward comes through actions that help people's lives, sustain the art of tea and promise a healthy environment.
Brewing Green DragonBrew one teaspoon of leaf in twelve ounces of pure spring or filtered water at 185f for four minutes. Provides at least two infusions.
Oolong tea leaves.
iHerb Customer Reviews
Posted by Reviewer2627534 on Apr 22, 2016
Very nice oolong for the price!
Posted by 4933715705776231412 on May 06, 2015
Very good aroma and flavor.
I love it.
Posted by 5158334100972308648 on May 24, 2014
I love this tea, it has a mild taste.
Posted by Reviewer3340281 on Mar 08, 2014
Great Oolong flavour