14g | Hilo, HI | Single-estate
Whole leaf, oolong tea grown above Onomea Bay on the Big Island of Hawai'I, by Mike and Rob of Onomea Tea Co. Wonderuflly aromatic and full-flavored with sweet notes of peaches of dried apricots.
Artisanly crafted by harvesting only the bud and first leaf of the Camillia sinensis plant before being dried and oxidized. It is the oxidation process where each unique tea is created, wether black, oolong, green or white.
Oolong tea is more highly oxidized than green tea, but less so than black, giving it a lovely balance of sweetness, astrigency and depth. The oxidation process releases new compounds which in turn create the complex flavor profiles each tea is known for.