Heya buddy! Folks 'round here call me Skunk Ape, probably because of my bewildering aroma. Some say it is like burnt marshmallow, and others say I smell like seaweed, tobacco, and an ol' barnyard... I guess they all could be right. Grab that mug, give me a whiff, and let me know what ya think!
Skunk Ape is a fully fermented 10 year High Mountain Oolong from Taiwan. Once a year during the aging process, it has been slowly charcoal-fired to form a truly playful yet distinguished and aromatic tea. Hidden in these densely rolled leaves is a baffling and unforgettable oolong that will continue to unfold and evolve over more than a dozen infusions to see which flavorful personalities the Skunk Ape will reveal to you! We taste toffee, chocolate, seaweed, almond, cinnamon, coffee, and roasted vegetables. We smell everything Skunk Ape said above and more, including campfire, dried leaves, beach, stone, and wet rhinoceros.
Suggested Brewing- Gongfu
Step 1- Heat water to a boil and let cool for 1 minute. (190°F)
Step 2- Use 5g (2 tsp) of Skunk Ape for 100ml of water (approx 1/2 cup).
Step 3- Rinse Skunk Ape with heated water, swirl around to wet leaves and quickly discard water in order for the tea to awaken or bloom. (Optional)
Step 4- Pour heated water over leaves and infuse for 40-60 seconds. Add 10 seconds for each following infusion.
Step 5- Immediately strain leaves from brewed tea.
Step 6- Smell, taste, and enjoy your Skunk Ape Aged Oolong.
Brew Skunk Ape with same instructions as above, but with 8 oz water and 3-5 minute infusions.