Bai Hao Spring SpecialGarden Direct Organic Oolong Tea - 100g

makes 30 cups

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Elevation: 1,100m
Cultivar: Qingxin
Harvest Season: March 10, 2017

A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.

Organic Bai Hao Spring Special is a premium oolong tea produced in the Doi Mae Salong mountainous region in northern Thailand. Explore our Doi Mae Salong Travelogue and learn more about our 2017 trip to Thailand.

Tasting Notes

An incredibly fragrant micro-lot of Bai Hao Oolong with notes of pomelo zest, Pipa loquat, and sweet jackfruit.

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
Steep Time
3 minutes

Traditional Brewing

Gaiwan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 60% of a porcelain gaiwan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 15 seconds, 3rd infusion 30 seconds, subsequent infusions 1 minute

Standard Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Times: 3 minutes (1st infusion), 4 minutes (2nd infusion), 5 minutes (3rd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.


Organic oolong tea


Doi Mae Salong, Thailand