Red Water Oolong
This Red Water oolong was made from the Rougui cultivar by Mr. Liang in Pinglin, Taiwan—the erstwhile provenance of Bao Zhong. The bushes are about four years old, planted in former rice terraces, in sandy, well-drained soil. Semi-ripe leaves are gently bruised on soft iron (foregoing bamboo) to bruise the cell wall and gently induce oxidation. Mr. Liang credits the concept of Zhou Shui “Walking Water” as essential to his teas’ character: gradually dehydrating leaves with skill, so that moisture is retained during successive processes. Mr. Liang’s practice is rich in the elemental characteristics of old tea making, relying on his senses and instincts. Notes of wild black cherry, lilac and toasted grains.
Region: Pinglin, Taiwan
Harvest Date: April 2020
Producer: Mr. Liang
Brewing: 6g | 340g | 2:10 | 205F