Buddha palm or hand or Fo Shou normally is a ball-type oolong. This one is a strip leaf oolong that has been carefully rolled to bring out the citrus notes. An old but not common varietal in Taiwan that originated from China, it is a traditional charcoal-roasted oolong that is a great example of a nod to traditional methods. Below are my recommendations for a 5 x infusion but this oolong can give so much more. Only a few kilos are available on this one. I wish I had bought more!
Location: New Taipei City, Shiding District
Tea plant: Buddha’s Palm
Harvest Time: Spring
Teaware: glass, porcelain/ceramic pot
Amount: Fill 1/4 of the pot with leaf
Water: 100°C water
Infusions: 20secs | 20secs | 30secs | 40 secs | 110 secs