All About Oolong Tea Baking

Day & Time: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Why are Oolong teas baked? Join Tea Master Thomas Shu and learn why and how baking enhances the tea’s flavor.

Coffee Roasters know how to create their signature coffees by baking or roasting. Oolong Baking Masters also bake their fine Oolong teas to bring out more layers of flavor. Only Oolong tea is baked in this way and the specific technique is very critical, even those lightly oxidized Pouchong or Jade Oolong teas require baking to stabilize their finish.  Note - Nowadays, many farmers rush to sell their Oolongs to consumers without properly baking before packing.

While you as a consumer do not have access to professional temperature controlled baking units, Thomas will explain how by using a simple sauce pan on your stove, you can enhance the flavors of your Oolong teas at home.

Baking your own tea to create Vintage Oolong (Aged Oolong) is a new fashion in this old tea business.

Max 30 attendees

$10 fee

Tickets will be available for purchase at the tea festival Saturday - they often go quickly
Plan to arrive early for the best selection