Longfengxia High Mountain Spring Oolong Tea Lot 312

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Pine, Sweet, Zucchini
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 oz / 175 ml

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  • “Change of pace ad reviewing a high mountain Taiwanese Oolong tea rather than the Darjeelings I've been tasting and reviewing. What I like about Oolongs is it's more forgiving than the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tried this a long time ago. Early steepings were sweet with a pine needle finish. With each steep the pine kind of faded and brought out an amazing savory kind of sautéed buttery zucchini with the...” Read full tasting note
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Longfengxia designates the area in the higher levels of the Shanlinxi terroir of Nantou County. Shanlinxi oolong distinguishes itself from other Gao Shan oolongs in that it features clearly defined balsam notes that make it particularly appealing to the palate and nose. Many say that the surrounding fir tree forest that encircles the tea gardens have something to do in conveying this pure evergreen feeling in the cup. It is a must for all high mountain enthusiasts and we must warn you… it is very addictive. The marvellous yellow-gold colour of the liqueur already announces that we are in for a treat! Then, the wild and flowery aroma enthrals you to take a sip and experience a full bodied, thick yet smooth liqueur where crisp balsamic notes with a hint of sweetness linger on and on. This tea is very generous, in the cup and in the number of infusions one can extract from these beautifully crafted leaves. A delight!
Additional Information
STYLE OF TEA
Green Oolong Tea
PICKING DATE
April 2014
OXYDATION LEVEL
Low
ROASTING LEVEL
None
TERROIR
Shanlinxi
ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
Nantou County
PICKING STYLE
Hand Picked
CULTIVAR USED
Qing Xin
GARDEN ELEVATION
2000 m

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Change of pace ad reviewing a high mountain Taiwanese Oolong tea rather than the Darjeelings I’ve been tasting and reviewing.

What I like about Oolongs is it’s more forgiving than the temperamental Darjeelings. Meaning, I eyeball the amount of tea and the amount of water. I really don’t have to measure carefully like I do with the Darjeelings

I flash rinse the Oolong tea for 5 seconds.
1st steep 20 seconds-moderate aroma very light, vegetal and fruity taste.
2nd steep 20 seconds-very grassy and vegetal taste. The fruity taste is still there but slightly overshadowed by the above two tastes.
3rd steep 20 second- very good aroma and the fruity sweet taste is really coming out. The leaves have unfurled and the sronger fuller taste and aroma of the Oolong is very very good.
4th steep 25 seconds-The tea is becoming smoother yet still retains the fruity taste

I can probably get 6 very good steeps from this Oolong with the taste giving out and becoming thinner on the 7th, 8th, and 9th steep. This is avery good tea from Taiwan Tea crafts and I have to thank them for this sample. I am always amazed at how much change the Taiwanese High Mountain teas go through between steeps and I enjoy every steep for different reasons.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 175 ML

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Tried this a long time ago. Early steepings were sweet with a pine needle finish. With each steep the pine kind of faded and brought out an amazing savory kind of sautéed buttery zucchini with the pine finish still there. No negative characteristics at all. This tea lasted a very long time, about 12 steeps, 9 of them being amazing. My only complaint is the body is a bit thin.

Flavors: Butter, Pine, Sweet, Zucchini

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