Eight Immortals Oolong

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Place of Origin
Phoenix Mountain, Guandong Province, China

Month and Year of Picking
May 2017

Tasting Notes
Fruity, heady aroma with a lasting finish.

Sourcing Notes
Grown in the famous Phoenix Mountain are of Guangdong province, China, Eight Immortals Oolong, or “Ba Xian Xiang” is an absolutely unique tea.

In a nod towards Chinese mythology, Eight Immortals Oolong is so called because it is said that the complex tea boasts eight separate and equally delicious aromas. Although identifying all of them might be a struggle for the amateur tea drinker, it's easy enough to appreciate this Phoenix oolong's heady aroma and deep fruity flavour.

Ba Xian Xiang is an exquisite tea, made by tea master Huang Shuwei, who is renowned for his prize-winning Phoenix Dan Cong oolongs. “Dan Cong” simply means “single thicket” and refers to the fact that tea leaves in the Phoenix mountains are typically picked from ancient trees, which grow semi-wild and are known for their complexity of flavour.

Read about teas from Phoenix Mountains here.

Serving size
This tea is sold in 50g pouches.

Brewing instructions
Western method: Use 3g per 200ml in 95°C water. Brew for 1 minutes. Re-infuse to taste.
Gong fu method: Use 5g per 100ml in 95°C water. Brew for 10 seconds. Add 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.