Full leaf China oolong tea from Fujian Province.
Billed as Andrew Jackson's favorite tea. Right on the money.
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 190 degrees. Steep 2 tsp (2.5 g) for three minutes. (With oolong, it isn't too long.)
- Select an Ingredient:
- bai hao
Chinese Oolong Tea
Although this style of oolong tea originates from Taiwan, we currently source our Bai Hao from Fujian Province in China and it is one of our favorites. Oolong teas fall into a class between fully oxidized (black) tea and non-oxidized (green) tea. As one of the more oxidized oolongs, Bai Hao has large, tightly-twisted blackish leaves with an abundance of silver tips and a complex flavor profile and aroma.
Fujian Province is one of the most famous tea growing regions located on the southeast coast of China. Black, white and oolong teas are all thought to have originated from this province. With Taiwan so close in proximity, there has been much sharing of knowledge between the two in terms of tea plants and production. Oolongs have two harvest seasons, in late spring and fall.