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Taiwan Ginseng (Lan Gui Ren) Oolong Tea

Fresh vegetal note, lingering sweet aftertaste

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Taiwan Ginseng (Lan Gui Ren) Oolong Tea

Fresh vegetal note, lingering sweet aftertaste

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90% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Dongding, Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

May 8, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Rolled into tightly tiny balls, coated with American Ginseng powder (Lan Gui Ren)

Aroma: 

Fresh and floral fragrance, subtle ginseng flavor

Liquor: 

Bright orange-yellow in color

Taste: 

Fresh and brisk sweet taste, sweetness lingers down the throat for a long time

Tea Bush:

C.sinensis cv. Si Ji Chun

Tea Garden:

Yong Feng Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

The rich and sweet taste makes this Ginseng Oolong Tea a favorite for both young and old people.

Ginseng Oolong is made of 95 percent of traditional Oolong tea and 5 percent of American ginseng. American ginseng is a kind of panax, which can promote blood circulation and improve immunity. Ginseng Oolong tea does not only have the aroma of oolong, but also a particular flavor of American ginseng. In the manufacture of ginseng oolong, the American ginseng is mixed during the process of roasting. After 4 - 6 hours of roasting in the temperature of 200 - 220℃, ginseng fragrance could be fully released as well as finely combined with the aroma of oolong tea leaves. The final production is more redolent as the aroma could last long in your mouth after swallow. You could even taste sweetness if you drink plain water. Discriminated from normal oolong tea, Ginseng oolong looks smoother in its appearance, and has powders on the surface. Besides, in order to brew the tea leaves entirely, the higher grade the ginseng oolong is, the more infusion times and the hotter water it is needed.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
3 Teaspoons / 5g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 3- 5 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 65s, 75s, 85s
Tea Garden

Yong Feng Organic Tea Garden locates in Nan Tou County, subjected to Song Boling tea area in Taiwan. The fertile red soil and foggy weather make it great area for growing high mountain tea. The owner of this tea garden Mr. Xie always implements organic planting to grow the sweet mellow and most healthy teas. Pesticide and fertilizer are not allowed in order to create a non-polluted ecological balanced environment. Care and joyful mood to grow and manage tea tree on this ecologic land and bring natural teas to tea lovers all around the word.

Yong Feng Organic Tea Garden

Tea Farmer

Mr. Lin has been a professional tea farmer for more than forty years. Born in a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his family and built his own tea factory. With the gradual growth of his factory, he is trying to seek the common development between enterprise and tea farmers.

He thinks that the most challengeable factor is the weather. If tea leaves suffered from bad weather, the yield would be reduced and the quality would not reach the standard. If tea leaves suffered from cold weather, straws would be used to cover them and protect them from being frosted. This is what Mr. Lin gets from his experience over the years.

Therefore, the first priority is to strictly control product quality and ensure its reputation. Mr. Lin, together with his tea factory, will continue to provide high-quality tea leaves and regularly increase the number of tea factory which provides the healthy and natural tea beverage.

Origin

The place of origin of this tea is Dongding mountain in Lugu Township, Nantou county, Taiwan, at which the average temperature is 22℃, precipitation is around 2200 mm. The mountain is high with abundant rainfall, misty environment, rich organic matter in soil, which are best condition for planting tea trees. Nantou has about 8000 hectares Tea garden, which is 46% of the total acreages in Taiwan. Nantou is the main tea-planting area in Taiwan, as well as the main origin of High Mountain Oolong. The tea area distributes in the elevation between 200 meters to 2500 meters on the mountain. In the area the mean annual temperature ranges from 15℃ to 24℃, which is very suitable for the growing of tea trees. Tea gardens are mainly in Mingjian Township, Lugu Township, Zhushan Town, Ren’ai Township, Xinyi Township, Yuchi Township.

Map of Nantou

 

Tea Bush

This Ginseng Oolong Tea is made from tea leaves of C.sinensis cv. Si Ji Chun which is a developed cultivar from Taiwan. Its main producing areas are Alishan, Zhushan and Nantou. It belongs to small-leaf tea bush, with thick growing of branches, tea buds and leaves. The leaves are like spindle shape and of sharp top, thick and glossy. C.sinensis cv. Si Ji Chun can be harvested all four seasons, especially good in spring. Together with its clear and strong high aroma, teas made from Si Ji Chun become popular with tea lovers.

Si Ji Chun Tea Bush

The History of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea was first developed during the early 1700's in the Fujian area of China. As a cross between non fermented green teas, and the fully fermented black teas, that combines the best of both in a single tea, Oolong teas quickly became popular all through eastern China and Taiwan. Nowadays Anxi is the biggest producing area of Oolong tea, with the representative Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea.
In the year 1855, Linfengchi removed Oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China and traveled to DongDing, which is in Lugu, Taiwan. Once he arrived in Taiwan, he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of the Dong Ding Oolong, one of Taiwan's most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Mantheson & Co. bought semi-finished Oolong tea from Taiwan, spreading it around the world.

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