50g HuonOolong Tassie grown tea

by Dry Ideas

From the world's most southern tea garden, at the top of the famous Huon Valley and in the foothills to Mount Wellington, nestled in a quiet valley where platypus peep out of a sun drenched water hole.  That is where you will find us lovingly caring for our tea garden.  Row upon row of neatly hedged plants with succulent growing tips waiting to be plucked and magically turned into scrumptious tea.

After plucking the young shoot tips they are allowed to develop flavour for a few days prior to hand crushing and drying in our specially constructed Oolong tea driers.  The oolong tea drier is a slow, low temperature drying process which only allows a limited oxidation of the tea.  Hence oolong teas are a cross between green tea and black tea.  The aroma of the freshly made oolong tea is extremely refreshing and has an earthy character typical of high quality oolong teas.  The tea is smooth and easy to drink, low in astringency and with a sweet flavour this tea is delightful without milk or sugar.  A great way to clense the palate and remain alert but not jittery as can happen after drinking coffee.   

Unlike other tea growing regions, our pristine, isolated environment means that there are no pests and diseases and we do not need to apply pesticides. For the occassional aphid that appears we rely on our friendly ladybirds and small feathered friends to keep them under control.  We are certified pesticide free and use solar power to pump our irrigation water and run our driers.  This Tasmanian fair trade tea is ethically produced under all Australian standards and laws.

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