Wild Peach Wuyi Oolong

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  • “2024 sipdown no. 33 I’ve been meaning to write a note for this tea since my first cup. Since I’ve just steeped my last cup, procrastination is no longer an option! This is slightly vegetal at the...” Read full tasting note
  • “I drank this gong fu’d during the bork, and western just today. I preferred today’s cuppa by a mile. Might be a good bowl tea. “Peach” in the gong fu session tasted unripe, like bitter skins. And...” Read full tasting note
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The Taiwanese Wuyi Cultivar is having a bit of a renaissance here in Taiwan recently and for good reason. It is versatile, delicious, and when produced by master hands it has some the best ‘aftertaste’ of any cultivar in Taiwan.

Case in point, this tea we recently found made by our friends in Ilan, a low-mid oxidized Wuyi Cultivar oolong with quite the taste experience. The beginning upfront of the tea is a pleasant, if unmemorable, greenish oolong vegetal but it transforms in the mid-mouth to a rich and powerful not-quite-ripe wild peach aftertaste that pleasantly lingers on the palate for quite a while. This peach note is a feature of lower oxidized Wuyi Oolongs, but it takes skilled hands to bring it out as much as in this tea!

This great tasting tea and our Buttermilk Oolong are some of the best value teas on the site right now for one main reason. The Ilan area is not ‘famous’ so the ‘terroir premium’ is at a minimum. We know for a fact that many resellers buy tea in this area and sell it at a premium in ‘Alishan’ or ‘Shanlinxi’ labelled bags. Lying is not our style, so we are happy to be able to offer this tea at its authentic, great value price!

**There are no artificial flavors or scents added to any of our teas. All flavors in this tea are produced by the skilled processing of 100% tea leaves.

Elevation: 300m

Status: Tested Agrochemical Free

Season: Winter, 2022

Cultivar: Taiwanese Wuyi

Method: Machine picked, processed on site, small batch

Oxidization: 35%,

Region: Ilan County

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 1.5 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps

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2024 sipdown no. 33

I’ve been meaning to write a note for this tea since my first cup. Since I’ve just steeped my last cup, procrastination is no longer an option!

This is slightly vegetal at the front, though quite a mellow vegetal taste. There is a subtle unripe peach flavour starting in the middle and becoming more prominent towards the end of the sip. I have really enjoyed this tea and would re-order.

1st steep 1 min
2nd steep 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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I drank this gong fu’d during the bork, and western just today. I preferred today’s cuppa by a mile. Might be a good bowl tea. “Peach” in the gong fu session tasted unripe, like bitter skins. And tomato vine — I understand the descriptor now. Western, the peach is more peachy — not overripe, but pleasant. Quintessential oolong flavor for two good steeps and a third cling-on. Not a reorder for me, but decent.

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