White Peach Tie Guan Yin Oolong
Origin: Fujian, China
Varietal: Tie Guan Yin
Picking: Stem removed
Know your tea: The processing of Tie Guan Yin tea is complex and requires expertise, but this one, even more so. This fragrant oolong is the product of a unique process that involves balling up, withering, and bruising fresh tea leaves and then mixing in freeze-dried white peaches. This is followed by collectively baking the two, letting the heat escape the oven several times, yielding the most naturally fragranced tea. This results in a slightly broken leaf, but still a lightly-roasted, deliciously fragrant, and delicate liqueur. This oolong is tightly rolled like a pinhead.
Ingredients: Oolong tea
Tasting Notes: Peaches, pineapple, honey.
We encourage you to experiment with the amount of leaves, amount and temperature of water, and infusion times to reach your preferred strength of tea, but here's a suggestion for this particular tea:
Pro Tip: Rinse your tea before the first infusion, to 'awaken' the leaves. You can do this by just submerging the leaves in warm water at the prescribed temperature for each particular tea, and then discarding that water. This will also preheat the vessel and prevent the water temperature from drastically falling during the infusion.
Most reinfusions require the same or higher temperatures than the first infusion because the leaves will already be moist, but the time for each reinfusion will first reduce till a certain number of reinfusions, and then it will need to be increased till you've maxed out the potential of the leaves.
Yield: At least 25 x 150ml cups/pots