3 is a Magic Number! The Power of Three in Gong Fu Tea Zine
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Why is 3 a magic number? How do you gong fu tea? What exactly is Camellia sinensis? All is revealed in our first-ever zine! It includes contributions from our farmers, ceramic artisans, and tea community.
2 grams of tea for an 8-12 oz mug
Pour 205°F water over tea leaves
Steep for 2 minutes and strain
Repeat to re-steep
5 grams of tea for roughly 3 oz/100 ml of water
Pour 205°F water over tea leaves
Steep for 10 seconds and strain
Repeat 6+ times, adding 5 seconds per steep
8 grams of tea to a quart of cold water
Pour both into a pitcher
Leave in fridge overnight
Strain and enjoy
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竹山乌龙 Zhu Shan Jin Xuan Origin: Zhushan, Nantou, Taiwan
Milky Aroma // Butter, Peach, Bamboo
Our Bamboo Peak Milk Oolong is a light roast from Taiwan. These leaves are tightly rolled and slowly reveal their full form with a few rounds of gaiwan steeping. The Lins of Zhushan, Nantou County produce this Jin Xuan oolong varietal on their family farm. Typical of this varietal, Bamboo Peak has a milky aroma upon first encounter. Sip and savor the notes of butter, peach, and bamboo.
鸭屎香单丛乌龙 Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou, China
Earthy Aroma // Sweet potato, Hops, Longan
Contrary to its name, the amber brew of our Duck Shit Oolong tastes of sweet potato, hops, and longan, and has an aroma that leans earthy and floral. So why the extremely…evocative name? Legend has it the farmer who developed this cultivar was so enamored of his creation that he began guarding all his production secrets jealously. By naming his varietal Duck Shit, he gave zero hints about its lineage and tried to throw everyone else off his tracks!
四季春乌龙 Si Ji Chun Qin Xing Origin: Zhushan, Nantou, Taiwan
Verdant Aroma // Alfalfa, Honey, Gardenia
The Chen family of Zhushan, Nantou County brings us this light roast Taiwanese oolong. Produced using the ball rolling technique, the compacted tea leaves unfurl beautifully over a few steeps. With a verdant aroma and tasting notes of alfalfa, honey, and gardenia, Forever Spring makes an invigorating brew, hot or cold! (Cold brewing brings out more of this tea’s sweetness.)
夜来香鳳凰单从 Ye Lai Xiang Dan Cong Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou, China
Floral Aroma // Jasmine, Milk, Wood
This alluringly named oolong has an enchanting floral aroma. These leaves are medium roasted to bring out notes of jasmine, milk, and wood. All our dan congs come from the Huang family’s organic farm on Chaozhou’s beautiful Phoenix Mountain.
兰花香鳳凰单丛 Lan Hua Xiang Dan Cong Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou, China
Floral Aroma // Nectar, Eucalyptus, Lychee
Our Orchid Fragrance dancong is a medium roast oolong with a floral aroma. We sourced our dancongs from the Huang family’s organic farm on the peaks of Phoenix Mountain in Chaozhou, China. There, the Huangs coax intoxicating flavors of nectar, eucalyptus, and lychee from this cultivar.
肉桂岩茶乌龙 Rou Gui Yan Cha Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou, China
Earthy Aroma // Plum, Mineral, Caramel
We get our Sweet Cassia Rock Oolong from the Chen family, who grow this soul-satisfying tea high up on the craggy slopes of the Wuyi Mountain Nature Reserve in China’s Fujian province. Rock teas, or yan cha, are named for the rocky soils of the Wuyi Mountains, which are justifiably famous for producing delicious teas. You can savor the terroir upon brewing — an initial earthy aroma is rounded out by tasting notes of plum, mineral, and caramel.