Pouchong tea, a lightly oxidized oolong variety originating from Taiwan, boasts a range of enticing benefits that appeal to tea enthusiasts. Renowned for its delicate floral aroma and subtle fruity undertones, Pouchong tea provides a sensory delight. Beyond its enticing flavor profile, this tea is celebrated for its moderate caffeine content, offering a gentle energy boost without the jittery effects associated with higher-caffeine beverages.
Pouchong, a slightly fermented green tea, has two hallmark qualities. Aroma is paramount — this tea's unforgettable scent, often characterized as floral with melon notes, is delicate… and can be fleeting. The second hallmark of fine pouchong is its creamy mouth-feel. Rich and mild, this texture is unusual for such a lightly oxidized tea.
Pouchong tea is also cherished for its potential health benefits, as it is rich in antioxidants that may contribute to overall well-being by combating oxidative stress. Additionally, its lower oxidation level compared to other oolong teas preserves a higher concentration of polyphenols, believed to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. The versatile nature of Pouchong tea, suitable for both casual sipping and formal tea ceremonies, makes it an enjoyable choice for tea enthusiasts seeking a well-rounded and health-conscious beverage.
This tea is bulky so be generous with the leaves to fully appreciate its character. Start with two heaping teaspoons per cup. A small pot or gaiwan comes in handy for brewing multiple infusions. First, rinse the leaves for 30 seconds in hot water to prepare them for brewing. Brew the first infusion for 3 minutes, subsequent infusions for less than 1 minute — always completely pouring out all the tea after each infusion.
Store your tea in an airtight container. Pouchong doesn't last long once exposed to oxygen, so try to consume the tea in 3 months.
- Heavenly aroma
- Multiple infusions
- Moderate caffeine
- Taste: grassy sweet
- Bouquet: floral
- Body: medium
- Liquor: green-yellow
- Steep: 3 minutes
- Leaf Amount: 5-8 grams
- Water Temp: 195° F (90° C)
Ingredients: premium pouchong tea
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