: Doi Mae Salong, ThailandCultivar
: 金萱 Jin Xuan “Golden Lily”Elevation
: May 2022
Ruby Oolong is a special type of oolong tea produced in the Doi Mae Salong mountainous region
in northern Thailand.
This full-bodied oolong tea is deeply oxidized and slowly baked
to bring out complex layers of flavor with a sublime, elegant tannin structure. The soil in northern Thailand is soft and loamy, providing a concentration of nutrients not found in other oolong tea origins.
The terroir and the cultivar Jin Xuan (“Golden Lily”) lend a unique fruity sweetness and rich viscosity in mouthfeel.
This micro-lot has notes of dark chocolate, cherries and aged ruby port
with classic oolong character. If you like our Ruby Oolong
from Thailand, this tea is a treat with a bit more red fruit and sweetness
and is great for cold brew and traditional gongfucha.
Add 9g to a Gaiwan or Gongfu teapot (per 150ml).
Use 212°F water.Briefly rinse the tea and discard rinse.
Infuse the 1st
brew for 45 seconds.
brew for 30 seconds. Repeat several times at 30 - 45 seconds, brewing until the flavor and aroma of the tea dissipates. As the tea leaves expand and unfurl, the brewing time may increase to coax out more aroma and flavor. This tea can be brewed several times in one session.