Oolong tea from Taiwan is highly valued by tea connoisseurs around the world. When it comes to tea, no other type of tea offers more diversity of flavor and complexity than oolong. No other style of tea is as heavily influenced by the careful handcrafting process of the artisan producer. As a certified tea master, Wendy is dedicated to bringing you the best of the best from the most famous oolong growing regions in Taiwan! ( Click to explore our oolong collection! )
Once you have a truly premium oolong, the next step is to brew a perfect cup:
Heat water to just below boiling (185 - 212°F).
Preheat your teapot or cup by pouring hot water into it, swirling it around for a minute or so and then dumping it out. This will heat your cup or teapot and ensure that the water temperature doesn’t drop drastically after you pour it over the tea leaves. This is key to brewing a better cup of tea.
Use 1/2 teaspoon of pearl shaped oolong tea in 8 oz of hot water. Be absolutely certain that you use no more than this or your tea can become bitter and unpleasant.
Most pearl oolongs are tightly rolled into balls. The pearl shape is more than just aesthetic. It prevents the leaves from breaking apart. The whole, unbroken leaves result in a smoother flavor and a richer aroma.
Pour hot water and steep for 4 minutes.
While the tea steeps, enjoy the understated visual beauty of Wang & Dickerson Oolong by watching the tea leaves unfold and expand.
Remove the infuser and drink. Don’t leave the infuser with tea leaves in your tea after steeping. This can make your tea strong and unpleasantly bitter. To enjoy Wang & Dickerson Oolong tea in the true Asian tradition, steep the same leaves multiple times and enjoy the nuanced flavors of each different brew. Each time you re-brew the same leaves, let the tea steep it for 1 minute longer than the previous brew.
Relax and enjoy all the rich aromas and delicate flavors of your premium oolong tea.
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