This non-assuming and easy-to-brew tea is a great daily drinker, and along with its sister tea, #20 Red, is a fun cultivar study. The 4 Seasons cultivar is a classic cultivar in Taiwan that is grown for its beautiful floral notes and high yield all year round. As a red oolong, those strong florals are still present giving this tea a very unique flavor of green tasting florals in a bed of classic black tea malt notes. It is a great example of the cultivar and one that the fans of 4 Seasons will enjoy for sure! It will not win any awards for best in show, but it is a great daily drinker and cultivar study with a nicely affordable price.
**The sister tea to this red oolong, #20 Red, is from the same farm, produced the same way, by the same hands, at the same time, just using a different cultivar. We have included a way to try both below. Brewed side by side they are a fun cultivar study as the differences in the teas are subtle but undeniable!
Status: Tested Agrochemical Free
Cultivar: Four Seasons
Season: Spring 2020
Method: Machine Picked, Processed On Site
Region: Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 45 second to one minute steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 3-4 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100C water for 2-3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.
Great For Grandpa Style as well! Just throw some in a mug, add hot water and walk away. Add more hot water as you drink. It can be drunk all day.