We've sourced our Jade Oolong loose leaf tea from the township of Zhu Shan ("Bamboo Mountain") in Nantou County, one of the best tea-producing areas in Taiwan. Grown at high altitudes, it has a sublimely light, floral quality.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Named for the beautiful jade green colour of the leaf, high-grown “jade oolongs” are known for their creamy, almost buttery taste (very different from roasted "dark" oolongs), crafted with supreme skill by artisan tea tasters.
The carefully controlled process of partial oxidation allows the leaves to develop a substantial flavour and a slightly fruity fragrance, while preserving the soft, silky taste and texture; and the tightly rolled tea pearls can be brewed multiple times.
- Origin: Taiwan
- Tea type: Oolong
- Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 50g = 25 cups
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Poised between black and green tea, oolongs are semi-oxidised, bringing them part of the way towards a fully oxidised black tea before arresting the process with heat. This allows for a huge range of flavours: so-called "jade oolongs" are closer to green tea, while darker oolongs like Big Red Robe are rich with autumnal, nutty flavours and a roasted aroma.