"It’s lightly floral, lightly green, just nice and easy drinking".
Four Seasons Oolong Tea occupies the pole position of our starting line-up of fantastic rolled oolongs* from the mountains of rural Taiwan. It's our most economical Gaoshancha and a great place to start if you are new to this genre!
Due to high altitude, most of our High Mountain Oolongs are only plucked twice per year; once around late March and once around late October known as the "Spring Harvest" and "Winter Harvest" respectively. However, this cultivar is specially designed to grow at lower elevations and is plucked up to four times per year. Known literally as "Four Seasons Spring" in Chinese, it attempts to deliver the flavor of a Spring harvest all year-round.
Farmer Zeng uses a tea-picking machine for this tea so we are happy to offer it to you at this very approachable price.
The taste is subtle but discernible gardenia with a touch of cream. "Nice and easy drinking" is about right. Vacuum packed at the source!
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You can order a 10 gr. sample in the pull-down menu below or get better pricing with higher volume.
Harvest: Winter 2020
Four Seasons is no-fail brewing! It won't get astringent if you brew it too long and finishes clean.
The easy way - One teaspoon to one cup 195°/90°c water for 4 minutes. Repeat up to three times.
Gaiwan - 4g of dry leaf. Use 195°/90°c spring water or fresh filtered water. Pours start at 45 seconds.
*What's a "rolled" oolong? A part of the processing, Farmers wrap the raw leaf in a cloth and roll them in a rolling machine. Rolled oolongs come in little nuggets of tightly compressed tea. An oolong is any tea that is oxidized between around 15% to 90%. This tea is around 20% so it's greener on the spectrum.