TI KWAN YIN has a distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor. Excellent for quite moments. Pale green yellow liquor, tending slightly amber.
Ingredients: Luxury Oolong Tea - 50g
Information: Oolong tea is semi fermented which is one of the reasons it has such a unique character. The semi fermentation gives the tea a little bit more body than a green tea but less body than black ... and interestingly it gives the flavor a very unique twist.
You will see that the edges of the leaves are slightly bruised (brownish). The reason for that is that the leaves are lightly bruised to start the oxidation process. Because they are more full bodied than green teas, oolong teas must not be picked too early or at too tender a stage. They must be produced immediately. Unlike leaves for green tea, those destined to be oolong are wilted in the direct sun and then shaken in tubular bamboo baskets to bruise the leaf edges. The bruising is what makes the edges oxidize faster than the center. After 15 - 25 minutes(depending on ambient temperature and humidity levels) the tea is fired, locking in the special flavor profile.