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"Holy Dragon" Tian Long Oolong Tea (Taiwan)

$36.00

As Master Lao Cha and his eager disciple settled under the shade of an ancient pine on a crisp morning, they prepared to savor the "Holy Dragon" Green Oolong. 

– "This tea," – Lao Cha began with a mischievous glint in his eye, – "is known to awaken the sleeper's vigor, much like a dragon emerging from its slumber."

The disciple took a mindful sip, expecting perhaps to sprout wings or breathe fire. Instead, he was enveloped in a taste so rounded and sweet that it was as if he'd been transported atop the lush mountains of Taiwan. "Master, I feel neither fiery nor fierce. Am I missing the dragon within?"

Lao Cha laughed heartily, shaking his head. "The dragon, my dear boy, is not in the ferocity but in the balance and smoothness of this exquisite brew. It's the harmony of its taste that lifts us, much like a dragon soaring effortlessly through the clouds."

The disciple realized this as he took another sip, this time truly appreciating the tea's delicate strength and lingering sweetness. "So, the dragon's power lies in its gentle force, not in its roar," he mused, finally understanding.

With a nod of approval, Master Lao Cha concluded, "Exactly. This tea's strength is in its majestic serenity, a testament to the art of tea-making itself." Together, they continued to drink, silently acknowledging the profound lesson in every cup.

 

Discover the uniqueness of our "Holy Dragon" Green Oolong tea, an offering from the tranquil Longtian (龙天) village in Taitung, Taiwan. This exceptional tea is produced at the very first signs of spring, ensuring a taste that is both fresh and vibrant.

Our "Holy Dragon" Green Oolong is meticulously picked following the "a bud and two leaves" standard, lightly roasted, and undergoes a 15% oxidation process. This careful preparation brings out a warm milk fragrance complemented by delightful notes of apricot jam, creating an inviting aroma that promises a remarkable tea-drinking experience.

The makers of this tea are the Wu family. Their expertise and dedication come from years of focused practice, mastering the art of producing oolong varieties with unparalleled skill and passion. You may know them by another spectacular tea of theirs, the Award-winning Bug Bitten Red Oolong Tea. Wu's tea farm is nestled in the picturesque Lu Ye Valley. All the tea is produced in their traditional tea house, where they do everything themselves, from roasting to packaging. 


Wu Family
Wu Family

 

Oolong teas have been a firm favorite among Path of Cha's customers. This tea is bound to continue the tradition for all the right reasons. Indulge in the exceptional taste of this tea, which is loved for its brightness, sweetness, and very rounded profile. Our "Holy Dragon" Light Oolong opens with a captivating, refreshing aroma. The yellow-green tea liquor offers a delightful blend of equally pronounced floral and fruity notes with a distinct, lingering milky flavor. The aftertaste is long, sweet, and tantalizing. A creamy and smooth mouthfeel is sure to captivate your senses.

Our "Holy Dragon" Oolong grows in a pristine, natural environment between the Central and East Coast Mountains of Taiwan. This tea offers a pure and unadulterated taste that reflects its surroundings' beautiful and untouched nature. Crafted from the Qing Xing cultivar, known for its milky-flavored profile, this tea embodies the best of the rich, natural heritage of Taiwan's tea culture.

 

  • Place of Origin: Longtian village, Lu Ye Valley, Taitung County, Taiwan
  • Harvest Date: February 5, 2024
  • Picking Standard: One bud and two leaves
  • Roast: Light
  • Aroma: Apricot jam and warm milk
  • Taste: Bright and sweet. Very rounded with floral, fruity and milky notes
  • Cultivar: Ruan Zhi (aka Qing Xin / TRES #17) 

       

    Brewing guidelines:

            195℉ / 90℃ 

     1g per 50ml   3-5min

         1g per 20ml    10sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion

    Customer Reviews

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    Ian

    Absolutely amazing I will be buying again

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    Mercy R.
    Ordered it again!

    This tea is just what I wanted for my light oolong. I enjoyed it so much I immediately ordered more. It will be a constant companion on my summer mornings.

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    David White
    Ali Shan Lite?

    This tea was delicious! While I did detect smooth floral and milky flavors and scents, I was quickly reminded of Ali Shan Milk Oolong tea but this time it was more delicate. The color of the liquor was such a light yellow that I almost that it was clear!