Pantenger Amber Oolong is naturally grown at a high elevation (4200 to 4600 FT) single estate in the Alishan mountain range of Taiwan. At this altitude maturation of the tea leaves is slow, the flavor concentrates and develops a unique flowery aroma. Tea bushes receive direct sunlight in the morning and water from the misty clouds in the afternoon, the ideal situation to grown one of the finest teas in the world.
Oolong is the most complex tea to make. The process starts at the tea garden where only the most talented tea pickers choose the best leaves. Then at the tea factory, the tea master, one of the most successful competition players in the industry, selects the right level of oxidation and crafts the tea to obtain a refined flavor and aroma. This batch of tea has undergone repeated long slow roastings at low temperatures.
Competition grade tea is more concentrated, since the stems and any overly matured leaves have been removed.
Pantenger Amber Oolong is a 40% oxidized, full-bodied, complex character tea with a creamy smooth texture. It has a rich orchid character and the brew is balanced, sweet and fresh. The liquor is amber. It can be infused up to 5 times.
Oolong comes from the Chinese wordwulong, meaning “Black Dragon”, because the tea leaves resemble a mythological dragon.
1 Teaspoon (2 To 3 Grams)
Add 5 Fl. Oz. Hot Water (185°f – 200°f).
Brew For 3 To 4 Minutes