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'B' Grade Charcoal Roast 4 Seasons Tieguanyin
'B' Grade Charcoal Roast 4 Seasons Tieguanyin

'B' Grade Charcoal Roast 4 Seasons Tieguanyin

Regular price $2.00

'B' Grade Charcoal Roast 4 Seasons


This one is a bit of an experiment for us. It is the cheapest tea we have ever had on the site by a large margin. Why is it so cheap? For three main reasons:

  • B Grade Material - It is mostly small leaves and stems 
  • Cultivar - 4 Seasons is undeniably the most inexpensive Taiwanese cultivar to buy
  • Area - This tea was grown in Mingjian, one of the most cheapest areas in Taiwan to grow tea

So why is it on the site? Well, it actually tastes OK! Especially for the price point. This lower quality material has been expertly charcoal roasted to create a tea with a strong charcoal upfront, and a decently complex fruity Tieguanyin style aftertaste. 

Overall, this one is a great value for a daily drinker if you like this style of tea or want to use it in a restaurant style setting. And if you do try it, please let us know what you think!

Elevation: 400m

Status: Conventional, Tested Safe

Cultivar: 4 Seasons

Season: Spring 2022

Method: Machine picked, processed on site, large batch, stem and small leaves, charcoal roast

Oxidization: 30%

Region: Mingjian, Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 3-4 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water for 1 minute. Lasts 2-3 steeps 

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Simple and good value

This is a nice roasted/fruity flavor with something surprisingly complex at the heart. I think I would describe it as a sweet malty note that balances out the nutty roasted flavor well. I really like this tea and it has a great value for the price. Pairs well with sweets or oranges on the side!

Steve S

I love a roasted oolong. This is somewhat complex and holds such a rich nutty & cocoa note. I love this brew. I grandpa styled a little bit this morning and it opens up beautifully.