A comparatively rare Oolong as it is not often found in the U.S. market. The varietal is grown in AnXi Region and typically is consumed by the domestic market with very little quantity exported. Offers a distinct flowery aroma and a natural, peachy flavor.
We look for teas that offer a distinct taste experience. It is made more to a local or "fresh" style - crafted to regional taste preferences. Snow Pear offers another glimpse into China's seemingly endless range of varietals and tastes.
It is a Minnan Oolong grown in South Fujian Province, specifically in the region along the coast of China. Farm is located at an elevation of about 800 meters. This lot was harvested in May of 2017.
Tasting this year's offering we found a fresh, light peachy note. The leaves open to a light shade of green and offer a subtle, fragrant flavors that hint as to why this Oolong is named after the pear. As with all well-made Oolongs, it will leave a distinct yet light, sweet, fruit-like aftertaste. Lot #7.
Use approximately 3 grams per 8 ounces of water or serve Gongfu style with about 6 grams per 8 ounces of water. Use boiling water and rinse the leaves briefly and pour off. Re-infuse the leaves, steep them for about 2 minutes and taste. Leaves will offer multiple steeps.