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

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

225 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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MB
02 March 2023
Michael B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Delicate...Depth

Teas like these are a ceremony in themselves. Submerging myself in the know, for the infusions to come. Deep rich fruit, intensely complex. For me it is the ceremony that I undertake that brings forth, sitting quietly & just being...Enjoying.

GO
09 November 2022
George O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pipacha Oolong

Lovely easy drinking tea, sweet and slightly fruity. My new favourite!

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

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.

A gaiwan is the ultimate way to enjoy your oolong tea. Used in China since the Ming dynasty (over 900 years ago), gaiwans are unassuming but beautifully functional teapots that can be used to explore tea to its fullest – the following method can be used to make up to six infusions.

Start with 4-6g of oolong tea and pop it in the gaiwan teapot. Boil a kettle to 100°C/212°F, then pour an inch of the water on the leaf for a few seconds, then discard this liquid. This "wash" softens the rolled leaf and allows the water to penetrate.

Next, fill the gaiwan with hot water to just below the rim, infuse for 5-10 seconds and strain completely into your cup or a jug. There's no need to reheat the water as you go, because the softened leaves will require lower temperatures to release their flavours - but you will need to extend the time to 10-20 seconds for later steeps. We recommend at least six infusions to allow the leaf to completely open out and reveal all its beauty.

For a more comprehensive guide to using a gaiwan see our full guide here.

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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