Origin: Zhao’an Town, Fujian Province
Harvest: 2017 winter tea, tender leaves
-use purple-clay teapot to brew 10 rounds and above, 100‘C water
-a mellow but rich taste
-a enduring and extreme high fragrance and a long after taste
Eight Immortals 八仙 [bā xiān] tea is from the Zhao’an Town of Fujian Province, a varity of small tea trees was transplanted bred in 1968, leaves are used to make green, oolong and black tea, because of its extreme high fragrance and a long after taste, Eight Immortals oolong tea has been considered to be the best. According to different fermented degrees, there are many kinds of Eight Immortals oolong. Normally, leaves are harvested in springs, but its winter oolong tea with a special sweetness has a low yield and a relative higher price.
Normally, leaves are harvested in springs, but Eight Immortals winter oolong tea should be harvested around the Frost’s Descent (18th solar term), Xue Pian 雪片 – Snowflake with a special sweetness, and extreme high and long-lasting fragrance has a low yield and a relative higher price. Dry tea is lighter in color, bigger in size and no sense of nay bitterness.