Wuyi Sparrow Tongue Oolong Tea - Sedona Arizona's Full-Leaf Tea Store
One of the five famous teas (cultivars) from in the Wuyi Mountain Scenic Preserve of Fujian Province of south eastern China, where the highly desirable “wolong yancha” rock oolong teas are produced. Our QUE SHE (aka Sparrow Tongue) is a low production/small batch OOLONG acquired direct from farmer located in the Zheng Yan Circle Mountain area, the highest quality zone where picturesque mountain cliffs, fertile Nine-Bend River and the mineral rich rocky soil is found. Unlike many other tea-producing areas in China, the tea trees here are not cultivated in the plantation style. They are allowed to grow naturally wild in spacious groves (making them more difficult to pick), ranging in age from a few years old to more than 100 years old, and elevations around 1000-1700 feet. Although not certified organic, this area is strictly protected by the government, so absolutely no chemicals or pesticides are used. Harvested 4/20/2015 from the Wuyi garden known as Shui Lian Dong (水帘洞) within the Zheng Yan Circle. Our Sparrow Tongue has been lightly roasted twice (approx 8 hours each), is best known for its light almost creamy floral, hint of vanilla, minerality, and with a very long-lasting aftertaste. Sparrow Tongue's name comes from the slender size and shape of the leaves from its own original slow-growing, low-yield cultivar, and is therefore fairly rare to be offered.
AVAILABLE AS: 1 OZ Package, 1.5 OZ Tin 0.25 OZ (7g) Tasting Sample
Package size is 1 ounce of full leaf tea, which yields approximately 12 to 13 first cups. Tin size is 1.5 ounces which yields about 19 first cups. The quarter ounce tasting sample is available for about 3 cups.
BREWING: One teaspoon (about 3g) for every 8 oz (240ml) of 195°F (90°C) fresh water. Steep for 1 minute or slightly longer to desired taste. Five or more infusions are possible by increasing steep time 30 seconds to one minute each time.
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