What is Red Oolong?
Following the traditional tea making procedures, but the tea farmers developed new techniques of making oolong tea in Taiwan since 25 years ago. The oxidation level is higher than the normal oolong tea that gives the amber-orange like colour like black tea. This honey-tasted drinking treat is from Taitung where is famous for Red Oolong which has received more than 50 awards since 1990. The flavour will stay even in cold brew, actually, it’s suitable for cold brewing.
Basic profile: Smooth and flowery note.
Lingering note: distinct minty hint in the end and lingering in the throat.
The tea plant is the small-leaf variety (小葉種) which is growing in the low altitude of the mountains. This type of tea plant is being used for making black tea in Taiwan. However, the tea artisans made this tea with the same process as oolong tea. The heavy rolling process was made with hands which gives the layers of taste.
Amount of tea: 2,5-3g
Amount of water: 100 ml / 95 degrees (about 10 seconds after boiling)
Steeping time: at least 3 times (40 sec /30 sec, then plus 15 sec from the third brew)
Double the steeping time if you brew with 200ml of water and so on.