Japanese oolong is a rare tea indeed, so we were thrilled to find one of such high quality and grown organically in balance with nature.
Oolong Nakai is a blend of June harvested cultivars with medium to heavy oxidation and a mineral taste reminiscent of a Taiwanese Wuyi oolong. The chocolate brown curled leaf and stem pieces emit a scent of cedar, roasted nut and stone fruit. The resulting golden orange infusion reveals notes of roasted chestnut, dried apricot and oak wood. A light, saliva inducing astringency balanced by a satisfying malty sweetness and an invigorating chaqi makes for an ideal cool weather tea.
Grown and produced by the Nakai family, the current being the eighth generation to carry on the craft and tradition of authentic, loose leaf organic tea. In 1980 the family returned to the traditional way of farming by abandoning chemical fertilizers and pesticides and instead, let nature do what it has always done...take care of herself.
○ Origin: Wazuka, Japan
○ Cultivar: Mixed cultivars
○ Harvest: June 2018
○ Impressions: Malty aroma and taste, earthy with light tannins.
○ Net weight: 40g
○ Servings: 13 first infusions using 3g
As with most of our teas, this tea can be steeped several times. Second infusions are usually made with slightly hotter water and about half the time. Third or fourth infusions require longer times of 90+ seconds. Please remember, these are guidelines to get you started and you may find your preference is to adjust them.