Lightly Roasted Jade Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Almond, Burnt Sugar, Butter, Cherry, Cookie, Dry Grass, Drying, Floral, Grass, Osmanthus, Peach, Perfume, Pine, Soap, Toasty, Vegetal
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “Received a sample of the Spring 2018 harvest with my latest order, thank you! I hate to write another dissatisfied review about Mountain Stream Teas but I think perhaps this tea is stale like the...” Read full tasting note
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This beautiful, delicate and affordable tea from our partner farm in Mingjian is a real treat. Lightly roasted to perfection, the unique sweet florals of the #13 Jade Oolong Cultivar are expressed beautifully with this tea. It has already become a favorite daily drinker for more than a few customers!

Finding this wonderful agrochemical free garden was a bit of a surprise for our fall 2018 sourcing trip as the Mingjian area has a reputation of having very low quality, intensively agrochemical sprayed tea. This farm challenged our views of the area and drove home how important the philosophy of the grower is for the finished product. We were so happy to meet this family and be able to support them!

Elevation: 300m

Status: Organic Certified

Cultivar: #13 Jade Oolong

Oxidization: 40%, lightly roasted

Season: Spring 2018

Method: Machine Picked, processed on site, very small batch

Region: Mingjian, Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~90C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 5+ steeps.

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

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Received a sample of the Spring 2018 harvest with my latest order, thank you!

I hate to write another dissatisfied review about Mountain Stream Teas but I think perhaps this tea is stale like the Shanlinxi Milk Oolong. The Lightly Roasted Jade Oolong does have the roast going for it, though, keeping a quick decline in quality at bay.

Dry leaf smelled mostly toasty with light burnt sugar and maybe some floral and vegetal tones. Warming the leaf brought the floral to the forefront, turning perfumey in nature. Rinsed leaf smelled of toast, cookies and peach.

First steep was light, grassy and vaguely fruity with a hint of rancid butter. Medium bodied, light aroma, drying. After the second steep, the leaf smelled like almond oil, seaweed and cherry. Liquor tasted of generic fruitiness, osmanthus, soap in a bad way and dry grass. At least there was a decent peach aftertaste. Third steep was dominantly grassy with osmanthus-cherry-pine, a little butter and very light toastiness. The toastiness became more pronounced in the fourth steep and I ended the session on the sixth steep when the floral perfume became the dominant note.

Overall: unimpressed. Clunky, too toasty for a tea lightly roasted, hints of rancid butter and soap, floral perfume. Longer gongfu steep times bring the toastiness out in full force.

Flavors: Almond, Burnt Sugar, Butter, Cherry, Cookie, Dry Grass, Drying, Floral, Grass, Osmanthus, Peach, Perfume, Pine, Soap, Toasty, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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