Red Water Oolong Tea

by Spirit Tea


This Red Water oolong was made from the Rougui cultivar by Mr. Liang in Pinglin, Taiwan. The bushes are about four years old, planted in former rice terraces, in sandy, well-drained soil. Semi-ripe leaves are gently bruised on soft iron (foregoing bamboo) to bruise the cell wall and gently induce oxidation. Mr. Liang credits the concept of Zhou Shui, “Walking Water,” as essential to his teas’ character: gradually dehydrating leaves with skill, so that moisture is retained during successive processes. Mr. Liang’s practice is rich in the elemental characteristics of old tea making, relying on his senses and instincts.

40g box of loose leaf tea.

Flavour: notes of wild black cherry, lilac and toasted grains.

Region: Pinglin, Taiwan
Elevation: 225m
Variety: Rougui
Harvest Date: April 2020
Producer: Mr. Liang

Brewing recommendation:
Serving size: 5g
Water: 340g at 96°C (205°F)
Time: 2:10