Very surprising Japanese oolong or “half-black” tea made on the oldest organic tea garden on Kyushu Island. This tea consists of hand-picked leaves of the Minamisayaka cultivar. The leaves were oxidized about half-way to black tea, rolled heavily and then baked at a very low temperature over many hours to give it a very lively, floral and fruity character. This tea handles many steepings!
Origin: Gokas, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan
Harvest: May 14 & 15, 2017
Color of liquor: orange
Aroma: fruity, dried peaches, rose, morello cherry
Flavor: silky, smooth, lightly roasted, caramel, sweet finish
Temperature: 95º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 1,5min; 2min; 3min…