RED THUNDER OOLONG TEA

  • RED THUNDER OOLONG TEA

    2.50
    In stock.

    A long-oxidized tea with the dried fruits and woodsy character. 

  • Only select two leaves and a bud is hand plucked during late summer season. Silvery bud and a leaf when under Red Thunder manufacturing are exposed to hot and humid air during withering. Gradual hot and humid air of late summer air allows the leaf to breathe faster and manual rustling of the leaves in the troughs hastens oxidation process. The leaves are left in the troughs for over 16 hours and then lightly rolled in the mechanical roller for about 25 minutes. They are then shaped in the shaping machine for over 3 hours. This tea can only be made by an expert tea master who can judge the oxidation level of the tea when fed into the shaping machine. The silvery buds and the hair of the leaf turns golden and the teas are shaped into open curls. This tea has dried fruit, delicate malty and rye bread flavour.