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Plum Oolong

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1.5 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 185°F
  • Timer 3 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 185°F in a kettle. Add 1.5 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 3 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 3 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1.5 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1.5 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Other Brewing Suggestions

Infuse a tablespoon of leaves in a small pot for just about a minute. The tea is then re-infused and served 2 or 3 more times. Each infusion yields a different liquor and experience from the proceeding cup.

Price: $4.00

Amount
1oz$4.00
2oz$8.00
4oz(20% off)$12.80
8oz(35% off)$20.80
16oz(45% off)$35.20
4oz Tin w/ Label$16.30
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Label Art

The natural plum flavor complements the Wuyi Mountain dark oolong that this tea is made with. Coming together to produce a nutty, roasted flavor with sweet plum overtones.

Extra Info:

The Chinese were the first to cultivate the plum fruit, and revered it as a symbol of love and good fortune. This reverence for the plum is not limited to China. In the United States, the fruit has its own holiday, National Plum Pudding day on February 12th. Across the Pacific in Japan, the whole month of February is dedicated to the fruit since it blossoms during that month. In many parts of Europe wild plum trees grow in great quantities and living near a grove of them is thought to increase fertility.

Ingredients

Wuyi oolong, Natural flavors.

Origin:

China

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Reviews:

3/7/2013
5 Stars

Love this tea…wasn't sure how'd I feel about plum flavor but this is delicious. I have been drinking it hot and today, as it has warmed up, I tried it iced. Once again, delicious. I also bought a tin w/the lovely label on it and now am hooked on getting more of my favorite teas in a tin. It makes it so easy to pick out the tea w/o having to read a small label and these tins are far cheaper then any other tea company! Don't tell David as he might raise the price!

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7/1/2013
5 Stars

Mellow. Plum flavor subtle. Beautiful cup of tea. Another winner.

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8/19/2013
5 Stars

'An exceptional blend in NMTC's catalog. The flavor as previously stated is not too robust and not too mellow, but very smooth with a perfect balance of the plum flavor. It quickly became one of my favorite blends when I encountered this tea some time ago locally. A must try for all tea drinkers, especially for those who enjoy oolong. The great thing about NMTC's teas is that they can be ordered and shipped out to you with very prompt service so that you don't have to go without your favorite teas. The service is timely and efficient.

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4/21/2014
5 Stars

Haven't tried it hot yet, but 1/4 c leaves to 1 gallon of water, refrigerated overnight, yields a GREAT iced tea. Very refreshing, lovely, summertime drink.

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