Hairy Crab (Mao Xie)
Wonderful green-style oolong is named for the fine "hairs" on the backside of the leaves. It is a highly aromatic and floral tea grown only in the AnXi Region. Ours is a spring lot, traditionally processed and lightly oxidized. The leaves are rolled and a mix of light and dark greens. The leaves unfurl to a truly delicious cup with delicate "peach-like" notes. It is an oolong that can be served hot or iced/chilled.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Supporting adults with disabilities
Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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The Silk Road Teas Story
The spring and fall, first and second plucking's are made to oolong tea. Later plucks, bigger leaves are now more often used for black tea.
This Oolong is quite good served chilled!