An amazing example of masterful tea production, this one confused us when we first tried it out. We couldn't figure out which cultivar it was! As an extremely rare 65% oxidized oolong with rich dark florals, sweet raisin/fruit/strawberry notes, its overall smoothness, taste and mouthfeel didn't fit with our experience of any familiar Taiwanese high mountain tea cultivars.
The problem was that we never expected a 4 Seasons Oolong to turn out this good! Rarely grown at such high altitudes, and even more rarely turned into a red oolong at this oxidization level, we were blown away by the skill with which this tea was produced. Rare material produced with rare skill, this one is sure to become the favorite of many!
From an organic producer in the up and coming Jade Mountain growing region, we are sure this tea will be the favorite of many. We are happy to be able to support organic producers in the region as well!
Status: Organic Certified
Cultivar: 4 Seasons Oolong
Season: June 26th, 2023
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, small batch
Region: Jade Mountain Region, Xinyi
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5+ steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~90c water for 3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.