Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong

Rare Pipachá Oolong Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

5 reviews
Regular price £16.99
(38p per cup)

156 in stock

A Chinese Oolong loose leaf tea from Fujian - matured in port wine barrels in Porto, Portugal to produce a truly extraordinary tea.

There are no traces of alcohol in this loose leaf tea.  It is just flavour, not alcohol that enhances the tea.

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BB
09 December 2021
Bonnie B.
Israel Israel

Bonnie B.

Special! A flavor like no other oolong. A treat to drink.

JE
01 March 2021
Julia E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Emes

Stunning. Layered. Subtle.

SF
01 January 2021
Sonia F.
Spain Spain

Extraordinary Oolong + Port Tea

Aromas of old old rum or sherry with sultanas. Also hints of sticky tannins attached to the wall of the barrel. Notes also of Pedro Ximenez wine. Some hints of wild berries, tangy tamarind or dried apricots, in aftertaste. A delicious tea which brings back memories of long after-dinner meals and of many travels

AP
21 November 2020
Anna P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Addictive

I was sent a sample of Pipacha Oolong, and was so glad to have a chance to try it. It is utterly delicious, and I have been buying it ever since. The taste is both buttery and grassy I would say, with just a hint of a floral note, mellow yet with a lot of depth. Rare Tea oolongs are by far the best I have ever tried.

S
24 March 2020
Sandy

Beyond Rare

This tea is a truly complex enigma. How can it taste rich and light? Incredibly warming, with cocoa and cigar box flavours on the first brew, underpinned by a deep, red fruit resonance. Further brews reveal the Oolong's **** bright, green vegetal natural characteristics which, in combination with the port barrel aged notes give a hint of rhubarb. Sublime, unique and heartwarming.

Tasting Notes

Dried fruits and honey with an elegant port wine nose and finish.

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 three times.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

38p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 3 infusions.

This tea can be infused several times to reveal incredible subtleties of flavour. We recommend infusing your loose leaf oolong tea in a gaiwan tea set. Using small amounts of hot water with a high leaf to water ratio, and infusing many times rather than making one large pot can uncover countless flavours.

Use an inch of hot water at 100°C (212°F) to rapidly "wash" the leaf for a few seconds. You can discard this first brew. This opens out the rolled leaf and allows the water to penetrate.

Subsequent infusions are best made at high temperature but rapidly - just 20-30 seconds. You don’t need to reheat the water as you go – the softened leaf will require lower temperatures. In all we recommend at least six steps to allow the leaf to completely open out and reveal all its beauty.

You can also enjoy one teaspoon of leaves all day; coming back to the same pot and reinfusing it – but in this instance reheat the water to 90°C (194°F).

Here is a short video demonstrating how to get the most out of your precious oolong leaves with a gaiwan:

Oolong

Matured in Port Barrels

Dirk Niepoort & Nina Gruntkowski

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