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"Smoky Lily" Organic Golden Muzha Tieguanyin

"Smoky Lily" Organic Golden Muzha Tieguanyin

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Smoky Lily is a Tieguanyin made from the Jinxuan (Milk Oolong or Golden Lily) cultivar.  From the same garden as our Shou-Sugi-Ban oolong, this tea is a thick and luxurious variation of that tea.  The liquor has the taste and feel of roast caramel and nuts with a hint of the sweet-sour fruit. This tea's liquor has a more luxurious mouthfeel than other traditionally processed Muzha Tieguanyins because it is made from a non-traditional cultivar and is electric roasted, as opposed to the laborious charcoal roasting process. 

Tea Specifics

Elevation: 300-500m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: Jinxuan, Milk Oolong

Season: April 2019

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Oxidation: 40%, Mid-Heavy Electric Roast

Region: Muzha, New Taipei City

Oolong tea contains between 10-60mg of caffeine per 8oz cup

Tasting Notes

Roast caramel, sweet-sour fruit, nutty, luxurious mouthfeel

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 3-5g per 100ml of purified water.

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Porcelain tea pot or gaiwan; or high-fired, low profile thin clay teapot.

Steeping: Boil water to 212F/100C and then wait for the water to stop bubbling before pouring the water down the inside of the brewing vessel, not directly on the leaves. Brew for 30 seconds, then replace the lid and pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Add 15 seconds for each subsequent brew. Remove the lid of the brewing vessel to allow the leaves to cool between steepings. Flash brewing in this manner ensures this tea can be brewed up to 5+ times and brewed again the following morning if left overnight.

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