This soft and elegant tea is perfect for welcoming the return of spring and sunshine. Bird Song Oolong's exquisite base is a Wu-yi varietal oolong, grown at low elevations in central Taiwan. This lightly oxidized and lightly roasted tea offers natural floral and herbaceous notes after a brief baking process. We pair this exceptional oolong with fragrant rose petals, chamomile blossoms, and fruity lemon balm. Try this tea iced in the hot summer months with a slice of lemon.
*Oolong teas can be steeped multiple times. With this blend, the flavors of the chamomile, lemon balm and rose will fade with subsequent steeps, but the natural floral notes of the oolong will strengthen. Each brew will be a new experience!
Lightly Roasted Taiwanese Oolong, Chamomile*, Roses, Lemon Balm*.
8 oz Cup
- Scoop a heaping teaspoon of tea into infuser.
- Heat water to 208° F (just before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-4 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Fill the pot 1/5 full of dry leaf, add 208° F water and allow to stand for 60 seconds before decanting and drinking. The second brew should steep for 20 seconds, the third for 45 seconds, the fourth for 1 minute 20 seconds, and the fifth for 2 minutes 20 seconds, etc. Please note that, as flavor particulates sink, decanting into a pouring pitcher and from there to cups seems to work best. Alternatively, cups can be partially filled, then topped off in reverse order, so flavor in each cup will be approximately the same.
Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 208° F water and let it steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Brewing Iced Tea
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.