Zhongshan Baiye "White Leaf" Oolong
An Oolong varietal that has been enjoyed for over 700 years. It boasts a golden-yellow infusion with a complex, delicate, toasty-fruity flavor. "White Leaf" is one of the famous Fenghuang area Oolongs made from the Zhong Shan cultivar of the Phoenix Mountains of Guangdong Province. Grown on Oolong trees that, in cases, are hundreds of years old, this cultivar has comparatively large leaves that are handworked then put through an etxended process of withering, "bruising" the leaf, oxidizing, firing and re-firing. The finished leaf is long and a dark brown color after repeated firings in an oven and over charcoal in wicker baskets. These carefully worked leaves will yield multiple steeps, typically 5 to 7. The first steep is known for its aroma, with the 2nd and 3rd steeps, the leaves slowly open yielding smooth, rich aromas and flavors. This is a tea to enjoy with friends in the afternoon or evening as it is invigorating and satisfying.
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Zhong Shan is one of our higher fired Phoenix Birds. The aroma is strong, very pleasing. It cups to a naturally sweet flavor with a wonderful lingering aftertaste.
It is not unusual for this tea to yield 7 steeps before the leaves exhaust their flavor.
Affordable and delicious
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jul 2015
This is a real nice tea. Scent is somewhat smokey before and after brewing. When you brew it, the aroma tuns to slightly floral with a tad honey suckle smell. The cup is satisfying, clean, crisp. Slightly hoppy. Tiny bit of smokiness. Slight floral and sweet mild honey. I've also brewed this and iced it. Very, very refreshing iced! The price/taste ratio is a bonus.