We are so pleased to add this special Mao Xie oolongs to our existing oolongs range. This tea is from old-growth trees ranging from 50 - 60 years old in an abandoned plantation. This tea garden has been deserted for many years and surrounded by other trees and shrubs providing natural forest ecosystem allow the tea bushes very slow and develop deep roots and make a deep and rich flavour.
The tea is fully hand-processed in traditional way by Mr. Chen who is a highly-awarded tea expert. Each step of process of this tea has been taken considerable care and then slowly wood-charcoal baked over several months to stabilise its flavour. This Mao Xie is excellent for drinking now or aging.
ORIGIN: Anxi County, Fujian Province
HARVEST TIME AND PROCESS: one bud and 3 leaves are harvested in middle of April 2020. Fully hand-processed with medium level of oxidisation and finalised by slow wood-charcoal baking.
The bright, clear and golden liquor gives refresh floral aroma like jasmine and hints of baked biscuits notes with satisfying comforting essence. The clean taste with soft and rich texture but packed with sweet notes like ripe fruit. The overall flavour is very well balanced as the liquor runs over the palate to a long silky finish.
Boiling water | 2 – 3g leave for 350ml | infuse for about 2-3 mins | refill as needed
Gong Fu Approach:
Water temperature: boiling water
Tea leaves to water ratio: 5g for 120ml
Warm all the tea vessel
1st infuse for 20 secs
2nd – 3rd infuse for about 15 secs
4th – 6th infuse for about 30 secs
7th - 8th infuse for about 1 mins