Snow Pear Oolong - Xue Li

A distinct flowery aroma, natural peachy flavor.

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.

Lot Notes
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.

Tea Facts
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 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 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.

Brewing Suggestions
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.

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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.