There are a great number of steps in the making of oolongs, more than any other tea. This makes oolongs one of the most complex teas to create. Their flavor ranges from mild and floral to strong and toasty, depending on the special techniques used to create each tea. Oolong tea has been found to increase metabolism, reduce high blood pressure, boost the immune system, and support dental health.
LP has chosen one of our favorite oolongs for this week’s tea pick: Frozen Summit. This is a roasted, hand-rolled tea from Taiwan, with clear, crisp, floral notes. This tea can be infused many times and as the tea steeps, the tightly rolled leaves unfurl to show whole leaf tips and buds.
Only the newly-sprouted leaf tips are plucked to make Frozen Summit. They are allowed to wither, and then are roasted and rolled up tight.
As the tea steeps, the leaves begin to unfurl…
Once brewed, the leaf tips and buds of the Frozen Summit tea can be admired.