«Lao Baxian» («Eight Immortals») is the aged Oolong from Chaozhou County (medium heat).
In appearance: middle-sized, dark brown, flagellum twisted leaves with thin cuttings. The fragrance is intensive, berry with spicy accent. The liquor is transparent, with a mahogany shade.
The bouquet of ready-made tea is multifaceted and vivid, berry-and-spicy, with notes of exotic wood tars, allspice, currant and basil. The aroma is complex and deep, with floral and berry hints. The taste is refined and full-bodied, sweetish, a bit spicy, slightly astringent, with berry acidity and lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (85-95°С) in a porcelain gaiwan or in a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 4-5 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 5-7 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 2-3 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can repeat this method up to 10 times.
«Lao Baxian» is an excellent Chaozhou oolong with versatile refined taste, magnificent aroma and invigorating effect.