January 2017
#14 - Longan Charcoal Roasted High Mountain Oolong Tea

These leaves have undergone 8 separate roastings over a few months, for a total roasting time of about 50 hours.

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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Longan Charcoal Roasted Oolong Tea

These leaves have undergone 8 separate roastings over a few months, for a total roasting time of about 50 hours. Our friend first prepared his tea leaves for charcoal roasting by roasting them 3 times in a conventional oven roaster at low temperature of 80 -100°C. This provides a "base" roasting level that the charcoal roasting can proceed from more efficiently. The leaves were then handed over to a specialized charcoal roaster who charges a standard fee, regardless of how many roastings are needed to achieve the desired results. In this case, it was 5 roasting sessions of incrementally increasing heat, starting from about 90° and finishing at 120°.
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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Longan Charcoal Roasted Oolong Tea Tasting Notes

The leaves shown above were harvested in the Shanlinxi High Mountain Tea growing region last spring, and have undergone 8 separate roasting sessions. The first three preliminary roastings were done in a conventional oven in preparation for the traditional method of using charcoal made from the Longan fruitwood. Read More

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