Long Feng Xia "Emerald Gem" Jade Oolong Tea - Spring 2016

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Heavy, Sweet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 oz / 160 ml

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  • “While nothing much stands out as remarkable about this tea, it was one of those I constantly reached for, and I finished off my supply in near record time. The most impressive thing about it was...” Read full tasting note
  • “Shan Lin Xi is one of my favourite oolong growing areas, so this tea from the top of the mountain appeals to me. It’s on the floral rather than the fruity end of the jade oolong spectrum. For such...” Read full tasting note
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  • “For such a bad year 2016 was, I’ve had repeated success in sipping great Taiwanese Oolongs and this is another. Always a fav of mine, Jade oolong is a grounding tea for me, usually light...” Read full tasting note
    84

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Known as the highest elevation of Shan Lin Xi tea area, the name Long Feng Xia (龍鳳峽) could be literally translated into “the valley of phoenix and dragon.” The whole area is famous for its bamboo production, and now tea as well. Since we got a very good review on the 2014 Winter version, we decide to offer this special spring version for you. The process is a little bit different than the one from 2014, but the quality is again, exceptional.
Like most of the high elevation tea growing regions in Taiwan, Long Feng Xia only grows the most popular varietal “Qing Xin Oolong”. Mainly because of its complexity that can only be developed in this kind of cold and misty environment. Long Feng Xia from this spring is truly unique, carrying a pleasant guava end tone and a little bit of plum aroma, making this a very special and must-have tea for us this spring.

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While nothing much stands out as remarkable about this tea, it was one of those I constantly reached for, and I finished off my supply in near record time. The most impressive thing about it was the leaf quality; after they unfurled, I isolated some of the largest and most intact leaves I have ever encountered in an oolong. All in all, this is a good quality, aesthetically pleasing green oolong, and it should be approachable for drinkers of all stripes.

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Shan Lin Xi is one of my favourite oolong growing areas, so this tea from the top of the mountain appeals to me. It’s on the floral rather than the fruity end of the jade oolong spectrum.

For such a good tea, I’m having trouble describing exactly what’s going on. It has a noticeably heavier body than other green oolongs I’ve had recently. It’s sweet, floral, grassy, sometimes with a hint of stonefruit, and though these are the typical descriptors for this style of oolong, it’s somehow just a bit better. (The empty cup also smells like fabric softener in the best possible way.) It’s a comforting and refreshing tea for a Sunday afternoon.

Flavors: Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Heavy, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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For such a bad year 2016 was, I’ve had repeated success in sipping great Taiwanese Oolongs and this is another. Always a fav of mine, Jade oolong is a grounding tea for me, usually light comfortable faint florals, hay, and grassiness. This has all that but much more pronounced. Not a rock star but more like the smooth melodies of Anne Murray. Throw in a faint bit of butter and sweetness and this makes a rainy day feel sunny all over.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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