The Cultured Cup Artisan Oolong
An artisan oolong from oolong's birthplace—China's Wuyi Mountains. Upfront notes of molasses and grilled apricot with a juicy and lingering finish.
Tea Type or Tisane | Flavors: Oolong | dark molasses, orchid, lingering dark caramel aftertaste
Tea Tips: A sublime tea. Sniff, sip, savor, and share with family and friends who appreciate extraordinary flavor adventures
Ingredients: 100% Chinese oolong, Fujian Province's Wuyi Mountains
How to Steep: Western-style: 2.5 gm or 3 heaping tsp, 6 oz water, 200°F, 2–3 min. Eastern-style: 5 gm or 6 heaping tsp, 6 oz water, 200°F, 20 sec; add 10 sec for each additional steep
Fun Fact: Although this tea is similar in flavor to a Da Hong Pao tea (also known as a Big Red Robe tea), this is not a Da Hong Pao, which is among the most expensive teas on the planet. The name comes from the legend of a Buddhist monk who became exhausted while traveling to take a life-changing exam. Stopping on a mountain path, he prepared tea from the bushes growing out of the rocks. Refreshed, he completed the journey and received the top test score as well as a red silk robe. While returning home, he honored the tea plants by covering them with his red robe.
Similar Teas: Qilan "rare orchid" Oolong, Lao Jun Mei "old man eyebrow" Oolong.