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. The winter tea is more full bodied than the spring version. This is an exceptionally fine example of what good high mountain tea should deliver.
Producer: Chen Chung Chia
Cultivar: Qing Xin Oolong
Region: Cuifeng, Nantou County
Altitude: 1800 m
Harvest: Winter 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 212°F. Steep for 20 seconds. Reduce time to 15 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 212°F (100° 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.