This is an intriguing and complex offering from the Phoenix Mountains. The first infusion imparts a floral smooth sweet flavor. Later, you will notice the bold and lingering finish. Great for multiple infusions.
Insider Tip: To truly enjoy this tea, start with a short infusion and infuse for longer each time after. Find out which infusion if your favorite! We find #2/3 to be quite interesting...
Caffeine Level: Medium.
Phoenix Single Trunk was once considered an imperial tribute tea and can only be grown in the high altitudes of the Phoneix Mountains. Many of the trees currently being picked are 200-300 years old and have been pruned to grow like a single trunk. Leaves are picked twice a year, in April/May and October/November, at midday. The processing is done by hand.
Oolong teas are commonly known as partially oxidized because the oxidation allowed in processing varies between that of a green tea and that of a black. Varying between 30-70% oxidation, oolongs are produced into two main varieties: a darker, open-leafed style (such as our Dark Goddess), and a greener, rolled-ball style (such as our Jade Oolong). Darker oolongs tend to have a soft, fruity character with undertones of stone fruit. Greener oolongs offer a more green infusion with a more floral character.