Golden Prize Technique High Mountain Oolong, 2023
Hsieh Jiang Lin Tea Company
Tree Variety: 青心乌龙 QingXin Oolong
This oolong has been made following the standards of the Taiwanese Tea Competition. The standards used in judging the competition include: tea leaf shape, appearance, colour and aroma. Using high mountain tea leaves, Hsieh Jiang Lin Tea reproduces the same competition-winning processes to make this Golden Prize Technique oolong. However, since this tea is not from the same batch as the prize-winning tea, it comes at a more affordable price. This tea is a darker oolong than many of the others from Hsieh Jiang Lin Tea Company, and has been roasted to 60% with a 30% oxidation. The result is a darker golden brew, full body and a rich aroma and taste of a quality roasted Taiwanese oolong.
Kung Fu Brewing
Warm the teapot or gaiwan by adding hot water and then pouring it out.
Add around 5g of tea for every 150ml of water. Begin by adding the loose tea to the teapot or gaiwan.
We recommend using water between 95-100C. As soon as the water has come to a boil and settled, it can be added to the teapot.
Tea can be rinsed quickly with hot water. This first rinse helps to open up the tea for its first brew. This first rinse is optional.
The tea can be steeped multiple times (at least 5-6 times). We recommend the following steep times per brew, but we also recommend extending or shortening the brewing time depending on preference for a stronger or weaker brew.
1st :50s → 2nd: 45s → 3rd：50s → 4th：50s → 5th：60s
We recommend using a large coffee mug and a tea strainer or a thermos with a tea strainer for this method. Add 1 tsp of tea to the strainer and place it into the thermos or mug.
Pour hot water into the vessel. We recommend using water between 95-100C. As soon as the water has come to a boil and settled, it can be added to the mug or thermos.
The tea can be steeped 2-3 times. We recommend beginning by steeping for 2-3 minutes and then extending steeping time if desired.
Cold Brewing Method
Add 1 tsp for a 500ml thermos.
Add cold or room temperature water to the thermos.
Seal the lid and place the thermos in a refrigerator. We recommend leaving the thermos for at
least 4 hours. Thermos can be put into the refrigerator to steep overnight.
If refilling, we recommend topping up the water before the volume falls
half-way to keep the tea flavourful.