Country of Origin: Thailand
Thai Jing Shua Pearl - Single Origin Oolong
Oolong teas, differ from black, dark, green, and white teas by the method of processing and are the most labor intensive tea to produce. Each type of Oolong varies in the amount of oxidation and how it is processed (some are twisted, tippy leaves, some are cut, some are rolled into small balls).
This Single Origin Jing Shuan Pearl Oolong comes from Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand. The tea gardens are located at an altitude of 1300-2300 feet above sea level and are surrounded by forest. The year-round warm temperatures and the annual precipitation of at least 65 inches make this area a perfect place to cultivate tea all year long. These perfect climatic conditions give the tea its mellow and very aromatic taste.
Every 45 days or so when the fresh tea leaves are ready for harvest, workers pick the best two leaves and a bud by hand. After picking, the tea leaves get spread out on stainless steel plates in order to wither for about half a day, before they are roasted. Then the tea is rolled & rubbed by special machine giving them their unique round pearl shape. Remaining moisture is then removed by placing the tea in a drying machine for approximately 4 hours.
A truly unique tea to sip & savor! When brewed the dusty olive-green, tightly rolled leaves unfurl into amazingly long, curled leaves. The delicate green cup has a fresh vegetal taste with a good body and a lingering citrus taste.
Ingredients: Premium Organic Oolong Tea