Hua Gang Oolong Tea

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Average Rating: 4.57

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Spring 2014

This premium-quality oolong tea is grown in the Li Shan mountain range at an altitude of 2400 meters. The climate of these high mountains is ideal for growing fine oolong tea. The cool air and high humidity produce a tea with full, robust flavor and long-lasting aftertaste.

The brewed tea has an exquisite aroma and brews to an appealing amber liquor. The leaves can can be re-brewed many times while maintaining a full flavor.

Tea grown on Mount Li (Li Shan or Pear Mountain) is the most prized oolong tea in Taiwan. It is ideally suited for gong fu style brewing.

Season
Spring 2014
Varietal
Chin Shin (Green Heart - qing xin - 青心烏龍)
Origin
Hua Gang Area (華崗), Li Shan, Taichung County, Taiwan
Elevation
2400 meters (8,000 feet)
Chinese Name
華崗頂級烏龍茶
Pinyin
huá gǎng dǐng jí wūlóngchá

Customer Reviews:

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by Che Wah L.
I've been a great fan of Hua Gang tea for years but the last shipment I received was somewhat different. The flavour and smell isn't as fruity as before. Also, I notice that the flavour comes out better at a higher temperature than normal. Normally I used a thermometer to reach exactly 83 degrees (inside the teapot), now it must be a bit higher. I'm not sure why this is, perhaps the tea is less fresh, as harvest was in spring?

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars [3 of 5 Stars]

by Paul B.
Excellent tea. Sweet and flavorful. Unlike some teas it still has the same great smell and flavor after 4 uses

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Joely S.
This almost reminds me of a genmaicha with its toasted popcorn flavor. Lovely geranium note. Yet there is a spicy note there too. With each sip this tea keeps surprising! This is truly a tea to keep in your stash at all times!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Che Wah L.
I have to correct on my earlier statement: I actually took the exact temperature with a measure stick. According to me, the perfect temperature is 83 degrees Celsius for this tea. If you don't have a temperature stick, you can reach this by putting boiling water into another (big) cup first and waiting for a bit, or putting it into another big cup again and then pouring it into your teapot.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Lily K.
I agree with Che Wah L. that this tea, along with Wu Ling is the best of the teas offered here.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Dimitry A.
Another great tea, the best of selection together with Wu Ling. Compared to Wu Ling it is less floral and more nutty, but equally lovely. Again, as Wu Ling it doesn't like very hot water, I suggest almost green tea temperatures - 75-80 degrees Celsius. I have only brewed it in gaiwan, I think it is too delicate for yixing.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

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