New Zealand Waikato Oolong

Regular price £17.99
(24p per cup)

-122 in stock

The Tea Masters in New Zealand work from a simple precept; tea is a science, but it is also an art. It’s this kind of attitude to tea making that we admire. The leaves are hand harvested and then crafted into a jade pellet with an ever-so-subtle silver sheen.

This Oolong from New Zealand has certain resemblances to our Iron Goddess of Mercy (tieguanyin) yet is unique and nuanced. Try them side by side and find out for yourself.

Cost per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 3 infusions.

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Tasting Notes

The fresh-tasting leaves are unroasted giving a green, slightly mineral note, with a long-lasting sweetness, reminiscent of crème anglaise. The second infusion reveals a hint of fresh pea sprouts.

Quantity

Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 90°C (194°F) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least three times.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Seedlings

Careful propagation

New Zealand

Waikato, Hamilton

The Zealong Tea Estate’s home is the Waikato region in Hamilton, New Zealand. Hamilton is renowned for its fog and this plays a key role in ensuring the tea bushes maintain the perfect level of moisture to thrive.

CLIMATE

Gentle sunshine, and abundant rainfall

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