Frozen Summit Tea and the Art of Oolongs

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.

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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.

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s the tea steeps, the leaves begin to unfurl…

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nce brewed, the leaf tips and buds of the Frozen Summit tea can be admired.

Are you out at the Portland Farmers’ Market today?

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Pop into Soakology and give us a visit! Cool down with a sample of our blended Tea of the Day: Iced Lemon Myrtle/Pitta. We serve a different sample tea as a welcome to visitors to our store every day. Did you know we have over 70 different teas that can be enjoyed in the spa, tea-house, to-go, or purchased loose-leaf by the ounce and enjoyed at home?

LP’s Tea Pick of the Week: Pitta herbal tea with Jasmine Pearls!

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We have been brewing up this concoction all week and serving samples in the tea-house!
Jasmine Pearls is a Chinese green tea infused with heat and jasmine blossoms, then hand rolled into small pearls. Pitta is an Ayurvedic herbal tea, made with rose petals, hibiscus, chamomile, and peppermint. It is a soothing, calming tea and has a sweet, floral flavor. These two teas blended together have a wonderfully fragrant aroma and a delicious flavor with a variety of floral notes.