"It’s lightly floral, lightly green, just nice and easy drinking".
This tea is in the pole position of our starting line-up of fantastic rolled oolongs* grown in the mountains of rural Taiwan - a great place to start if you are new to this genre and our most economical "High Mountain Oolong"!
Literally "Four Seasons Spring" in Mandarin this cultivar is typically grown at lower elevations and was developed to deliver the flavor of Spring tea all throughout the year. Usually higher elevation teas are plucked twice per year; once in Spring and once in the late Fall - known as "Winter Harvest". This tea, however, is plucked up to four times per year. Farmer Zeng uses a machine to harvest this tea so we are able to offer it to you at a very approachable price.
Four Seasons is no-fail brewing! It won't get astringent if you brew it too long and finishes clean. 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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*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.
Harvest: Winter 2020
Brewing: One teaspoon to 8oz. 185 deg. water for 4 minutes.