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Snow Pear Oolong - Xue Li

Distinct flowery aroma, natural peachy flavor.

A comparatively rare style of oolong here in the U.S. It is largely consumed by the domestic market as it is a local favorite. The small leaf offers a distinct flowery aroma and a natural, peachy flavor. Snow Pear offers another glimpse into China's seemingly endless range of varietals and tastes.

Lot Notes
Harvested in late April 2020. Made from a local cultivar that has been farmed in the area for many years. It is crafted to a local or "fresh" style - made to regional taste preferences. 

Tea Facts
It is a Min Nan oolong grown in South Fujian Province along the coast. Cultivar is small leafed. Originating farm is located at an elevation of about 600 meters. This lot was harvested in late April 2020.

Tasting Notes
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. It will leave a distinct yet light, sweet, fruit-like aftertaste. Lot #1.

Brewing Suggestions
Use approximately 3 grams per 8 ounces of water; or, serve Gongfu style with about 6 grams per 7-8 ounces of water. Use boiling water (205 F and higher), rinse the leaves briefly and pour off. Re-infuse the leaves, steep for 2 minutes and taste. Leaves will offer multiple steeps.

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Item Number:
O-XL-13-2
Type:
Oolong
Province:
Fujian
Pinyin:
Xuělí wū lóng 雪梨乌龙
Caffeine Level:
Medium
Organic:
No
Main Flavor Profile:
Floral
Packaging:
Loose leaf
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  • 5
    Oolong for me the most economical

    Posted by Lynn A Comstock on 16th Mar 2018

    I love Oolong teas. This one is great. The initial cup is a mild oolong and a little bit fruity. I tend to brew my tea strong, probably because of my 60 years drinking coffee. But don’t discard the tea, save it for the next cup or next day. I am on my 3rd steep and am thinking it will go 5 or more. One trick if you like you tea a little strong do 1/2 last steep and 1/2 new tea. It a great tea I will order more.

  • 4
    Sooth, Silky, Extremely Pleasing

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Feb 2015

    This oolong is lovely. I prefer oolongs that are not heavily fired, I don't like a smoky or firey taste. This oolong is similar to some of the lightly processed Twaiian oologs. It has a lot of flavor while at the same time is very light on the tounge. Lovely aroma.

  • 3
    Good taste

    Posted by Matthew on 11th Jun 2014

    Good tea with a mild Oolong flavor.