Cuifeng Gaoshan Wulong Cha (Cuifeng High Mountain Oolong Tea)
Chen Chung Chia
Cuifeng is a peak in the Lishan mountain range and is located in north-eastern Nantou County. The tightly rolled dark green leaves yield a brew that is golden green in color. The nose is rich and round with notes of pine and spice. In the mouth Mr. Chen’s Cuifeng is rich and unctuous with a long and persistent finish. This is an exceptionally fine example of what good tea from Lishan should deliver. It is one of my favorite tea of the spring harvest
Grower: Chen Chung Chia
Cultivar: Qing Xin a.k.a. Oolong
Region: Cuifeng, Nantou County
Altitude: 1800 m
Harvest: May 30, 2017
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 195°F. Steep for 40 seconds. Reduce time to 30 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep.
For an 8 oz cup, use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon, for an 8 oz. cup. Pour water at 195°F (90° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 60 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.