Honey Jia Long
Production: GABA, Secret Technique
Farming: Taiwan Organic
Attributes: Calming & Intoxicating
A yet-to-be-patented, anaerobic processing technique gives this highly limited tea a one-of-a-kind character. Mr. Chen's confidential processing technique increases the tea's natural content of GABA, a rare neurotransmitter responsible for regulating stress and sleep. Known by the locals of Wenshan, Taiwan as “Jia Long,” its heady fragrance and broad, mead-like sweetness rests atop rich, honeyed low notes, which gain added depth and complexity from aging. Highly oxidized and unroasted, its character hints toward that of a fine red tea, while still maintaining the complexity and aromatics of the oolong that it is. We find it to be one of the most superb teas in our collection.
Best for making an unforgettable impression among tea connoisseurs—few in the world have ever tasted a tea like this.
4g or 1T | 8oz. @ 205˚F | 45 seconds
Use a yixing or porcelain teapot. Drain completely and serve.
Please re-infuse 7 or more times.
Serves 49 8oz. cups per 1oz. of whole leaf tea