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"Sunset Cliffs" Rock Oolong

"Sunset Cliffs" Rock Oolong

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Sunset Cliffs Rock Oolong is a yancha (rock tea) named after our local surf locale here in San Diego.  This rock tea is grown and produced in the Wuyi mountain range of Fujian province, China. These leaves are a blend of cultivars (85% rou gui and 15% shui xian) that are produced by using the seven step Da Hong Pao ("Big Red Robe") method of production.  This tea blend has an oxidation slightly lower than traditional da hong pao and a generous roast (low heat for 10-12 hours in 2 rounds). 

Tea Specifics

Harvest Date: Spring 2021

Region: Yong'an, Fujian, China

Locale: Panlan Tea Farm

Producer: Shan Zhong

Style: Yancha (Rock tea) Da Hong Pao, or Big Red Robe

Elevation: 1000 meters

Da (大) "Big", Hong (紅) "Red", Pao (袍) "Robe"

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

Tasting Notes

Mineral water, light roast coffee, silken

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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