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2023 Organic Dark Flower Oolong
2023 Organic Dark Flower Oolong
2023 Organic Dark Flower Oolong
2023 Organic Dark Flower Oolong

2023 Organic Dark Flower Oolong

Regular price $5.00

Dark Flower Oolong

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!

Elevation: 1800m

Status: Organic Certified

Cultivar: 4 Seasons Oolong

Oxidization: 65%

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.


Customer Reviews

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J.K.
Lilac and rose aroma

The name is accurate, with this tea having a reddish dark aroma that is like a mild flour bouquet. A good Four Seasons cultivar tends to have a lilac aroma to me, which I see reflected in this tea. It is very pleasant and sure to pleasantly surprise those who might think that they don't like darker oolongs. It has some dark reddish flavor while also having the florals of a light oolong.

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Matt
Interesting tea

This tea has an interesting flavour profile I've not come across much, which might be due to the unusually high oxidisation level for the four seasons cultivar, as noted in the product description. I found it was lighter in both body and flavour than I expected based on the oxidisation level, and therefore used a little more leaf, as it was a bit muted at 5g per 100ml