Harvested on June 13, 2023, this “Red Oolong Tea” possesses a unique aroma generated by insect bites on the tea leaves. After harvesting, the leaves undergo heavy oxidation and are then rolled into a semi-ball shape. The tea infusion is deep red with a fruity aroma, offering a refreshing and mellow taste.
“Red Oolong” is a unique type of Oolong tea in Taiwan, produced during the summer. In Taiwan’s summer, there is a type of insect called “小綠葉蟬” (Jacobiasca formosana). When tea leaves are bitten by this insect, it imparts a mature fruit aroma. After harvesting these leaves, tea farmers subject them to heavy oxidation, resulting in Oolong tea with both sweetness and the fragrance of ripe fruit. In addition to the conventional brewing method, Red Oolong tea is also suitable for consumption with milk, honey, or as a fruity beverage.
- After being nibbled by Jacobiasca formosana, the tea leaves develop a unique mature fruit aroma.
- In the production process, they undergo heavy oxidation, resulting in the highest level of oxidation among Oolong teas.
- The leaves are rolled into semi-ball shapes and then subjected to low-temperature baking at 80°C.The taste is sweet and refreshing.
- This tea is also suitable for use as a flavored beverage and can be paired with honey, fruit, or milk.