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Wild Cultivar Oolong (Eastern Camellia Formosensis)
Wild Cultivar Oolong (Eastern Camellia Formosensis)
Wild Cultivar Oolong (Eastern Camellia Formosensis)

Wild Cultivar Oolong (Eastern Camellia Formosensis)

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Wild Cultivar Oolong 

 **Winter 2019 Pick Now In Stock** 

One of the strangest teas we have on offer right now, this wild cultivar tea is sourced from cultivated wild tea plants brought down from the mountains of south eastern Taiwan. Huge leaves and a sugarcane sweetness are the strongest markers for this unique tea. An amazing learning experience to be able to taste tea made from wild tea stock, but may not be a daily drinker for everyone.

Elevation: 300m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: Wild Tea Trees

Oxidization: 30%

Season: Winter 2018

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Region: Luye, Taidong

Recommend Brewing Style:

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

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.



Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

There is a depth and spiciness to this tea from the first infusion that is later complimented by high florality as the steeps continue. An unexpected and unique experience.

What a "wildly entertaining ride"....!

Well, THIS one popped up out of "nowhere" and was fascinating ! It has an exotic "distant" flavor profile that is like eating vegetables that haven't been "domesticated "---even a remote hint of mild celery--"wild celery?", maybe...everything that you would associate with a cultivated oolong is vaguely there, but fleeting..."go figure!"LOL

Strange indeed

Love this tea! It has a very nice unique flavour. Best steeps are the second and the third. After that the taste slowely dissapears with every steep. The leaves are huge! The taste is hard to discribe, somewhat floral, fresh and green. Nice to enjoy after a long days work!

Wild Cultivar Oolong

Appearance: Bright yellowish green colored liquor
Aroma: Dry leaf has some baked pistachios and creamy undertone. Wet leaf has some aroma of lilacs, coconut milk and dried taro leaves.
Body: Medium-thick
Mouthfeel: It has a very brothy and buttery texture that lubricates the palate. It finishes with a slight mineral astringency.
Flavor Notes: It begins with nutty notes of creamy pistachios and chestnuts accompanied by vegetal notes of spinach and dried taro leaves. It has undertones of subtle dried seaweed umami and some freshly squeezed coconut milk.
Finish: It finishes with creamy coconut milk, spinach and taro leaves with a slight gripping mineral astringency.
Other: This tea hit me like a young sheng puerh did. It made me sweat and gave me a slight buzz.

Delicious and unique

This is a large-leaf, ultra buttery, smooth, sweet, and nutty oolong that is absolutely a delight both in aroma and flavor. It is quite different than a typical floral-dominant Taiwanese tea, making it a must-try for anyone who enjoys Taiwanese oolong, or any oolong for that matter.

Just be aware that the leaves expand SO MUCH in your brewing vessel, so plan accordingly! It is a beautiful site to see, but a 100mL gaiwan with even just 3-4g of tea will run out of room by steep two!