Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong

Rare Pipachá Oolong Loose Leaf Oolong Tea


Regular price $23.49
(52¢ per cup)

62 in stock

A Chinese Oolong loose leaf tea from Fujian - matured in port wine barrels in Porto, Portugal to produce a truly extraordinary tea.

There are no traces of alcohol in this loose leaf tea.  It is just flavour, not alcohol that enhances the tea.

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Tasting Notes

Dried fruits and honey with an elegant port wine nose and finish.

Quantity

Use 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water (2g per 150ml).

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 194°F (90°C) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

52¢ per cup based on 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water and 3 infusions.

A gaiwan is the ultimate way to enjoy your oolong tea. Used in China since the Ming dynasty (over 900 years ago), gaiwans are unassuming but beautifully functional teapots that can be used to explore tea to its fullest – the following method can be used to make up to six infusions.

Start with 4-6g of oolong tea and pop it in the gaiwan teapot. Boil a kettle to 212°F/100°C, then pour an inch of the water on the leaf for a few seconds, and discard this liquid. This "wash" softens the rolled leaf and allows the water to penetrate.

Fill the gaiwan with the hot water to just below the rim, infuse for 5-10 seconds and strain completely into your cup or a jug. There's no need to reheat the water as you go, because the softened leaves will require lower temperatures to release their flavours - but you will need to extend the time to 10-20 seconds for later steeps. We recommend at least six infusions to allow the leaf to completely open out and reveal all its beauty.

For a more comprehensive guide to using a gaiwan see our full guide here.

Here is a short video demonstrating how to get the most out of your precious oolong leaves with a gaiwan:

Oolong

Matured in Port Barrels

Dirk Niepoort & Nina Gruntkowski

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