ShuiYuanTou High Mountain Oolong Tea, 水源头高山茶, Winter 2020
Hsieh Jiang Lin Tea Company
Season: Winter 2020
Origin: ShuiYuanTou Garden in the HuaGang Tea Growing Area
Tree Variety: 青心乌龙 QingXin Oolong
Grown at altitudes between 2500-2700m, ShuiYuanTou is the highest elevation tea grown in Taiwan.
ShuiYuanTou is in the HuaGang tea growing area found in Lishan (see our other listings for HuaGang and Lishan High Mountain Oolongs from the surrounding area).
The tea has a fresh, layered aroma, and is rich and smooth with a subtle sweetness that lingers after the last sip.
The tea was handpicked in Winter 2020.
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