Here are some guidelines for brewing Shan Ling Xi oolong tea. These are meant as a starting point only. Please adjust to suit your individual preferences.
- Brewing vessel: 150cc (5 US fluid ounces)
- 6 grams of tea leaves
- Water temperature: 85 C (185 F)
- Infusion durations: 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute 15 seconds, 2 minutes, and 3 minutes
The taste of the brewed tea is affected by the water quality, water temperature, amount of tea leaves, type of brewing vessel and the duration of each infusion.
Shan Ling Xi oolong has an exquisitely smooth taste with just a hint of flowers. The slight astringency to this oolong tea provides a refreshing cleansing effect to the palate, so this tea is ideal after a heavy meal. The smoothness of Shan Ling Xi tea has a buttery quality to it, and later brewings bring out a unique smokiness that settles on the tongue with a very pleasing sensation.