Luye Red Oolong Tea Explained
Luye Red Oolong is a special oolong produced in Luye, TaiTung County on the southeastern coast of Taiwan.
Luye is surrounded by large mountains and picturesque rivers which are utilised to irrigate the nearby tea plants.
Red Oolong has a longer fermentation time compared to traditional oolongs.
For instance, Red Oolong is oxidised at 80% where traditional oolongs are oxidised at 10-70%.
This makes Red Oolong Tea much closer to a black tea as black teas are oxidised at 100%.
Tea makers discovered Luye Red Oolong not only requires high oxidation, but also heavy roasting methods (‘killing the green’).
The heavy roasting method is used to remove bitterness and enhance aroma.
This is predominantly due to red oolong being grown at a much lower elevation than traditional high-grown oolongs.
The round shape of red oolong tea leaves is made through a method known as ‘canvas ball rolling’ which is responsible for its pearl shape.
In terms of flavour, this oolong develops a nutty, roasted flavour with a soft and smooth sweetness.
A must try for tea connoisseurs, especially those fond of Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea.
Leaf: Oolong Tea
Teaspoon: 1 Per Cup
Brew: 1-3 Mins
100% Oolong Tea
YAY! This item is suitable for Vegans
Warning: packed in an environment that contains nuts