Wu She Gao Feng "Wu Shi Cai" Jade Oolong Tea - Spring 2017

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Eggnog, Fruit Tree Flowers, Grass, Mineral, Passion Fruits, Guava, Heavy, Herbaceous, Vegetal
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “Medium bodied with beautiful fruity smell (passion fruit). It really makes you feel like you are in a fruit orchard and evokes the feeling of sunny days. There are strong grassy and mineral notes...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is my first time trying this oolong. Scott recommended it to me as fruity, so I’m hoping for the best. I steeped 6 grams of tea in a 120 ml porcelain teapot. 25 and 20 sec steeps at around...” Read full tasting note
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This high mountain jade oolong is from the highest part of Wu She area which is located at 1700 meters above sea level called Gao Feng. The plantation was planted at a relatively rocky soil compared to other tea plantation, which makes this a interesting and solid representation for high mountain oolong teas This season does not have a great weather condition to process great teas, but the location of Gao Feng, even from a lower elevation, proved its value by its quality and price.

The Gao Feng from this spring is quite special. Under the pressure and insistence of the supervisor, the raw material of this tea was forced to be picked from 10:00 AM to 15:00 PM to ensure it will have the least amount of moist in the tea leaves. This type of material is called “午時菜” (Wu Shi Cai), and is rare to have in today’s high mountain tea. We are proud to have such a great quality Gao Feng tea again this year, especially when most of the high mountain tea did not perform as well as those from last spring.

Harvest: Spring 2017 / 春 貳零壹柒
Varietal: Qin Xin Oolong / 青心烏龍
Elevation: 1700 M / 仟柒佰 公尺
Region: Wushe Gaofeng / 霧社 高峰
Oxidation Level: 25% / 分之 廿伍
Roast Level: 0 / 無

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Medium bodied with beautiful fruity smell (passion fruit). It really makes you feel like you are in a fruit orchard and evokes the feeling of sunny days.

There are strong grassy and mineral notes in the first few brews. Generally I found it to be very mineral. The sweetness is mostly present in the smell, not so much in the flavour. The taste is a little bit more more on the savoury side, but fairly complex. It does have some subtle egg yolk sweetness though.

There is a noticeable cooling effect and the tea gives a buzz that builds up slowly but peaks fairly strong.

Flavors: Eggnog, Fruit Tree Flowers, Grass, Mineral, Passion Fruits

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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This is my first time trying this oolong. Scott recommended it to me as fruity, so I’m hoping for the best. I steeped 6 grams of tea in a 120 ml porcelain teapot.

25 and 20 sec steeps at around 195F: I really had to work to detect the flavours here. Vegetal, heavy bodied, no astringency, that “jade” type of taste. There’s some sweetness if I squint, but nothing I’d say is fruity.

40 secs with boiling water: I upped the temperature to try to pull more out of the tea. There’s a tiny bit more astringency, but it does have a stronger vegetal flavour and a nice aftertaste that could be guava or some other tropical fruit. The sip itself doesn’t taste fruity though.

50, 60, 90 secs with boiling water: I let the leaves cool after the fourth steep and they smelled like marjoram or some other herb. Wish I had names for all these flavours/aromas! The taste and aftertaste remain pretty consistent. One thing I like about the oolongs I’ve tried from Taiwan Sourcing is their consistently long aftertaste.

So is this tea fruity? Kind of, though I don’t think that’s its primary attribute. I’ll need to experiment with the rest of my sample.

Flavors: Guava, Heavy, Herbaceous, Mineral, Vegetal

Preparation
6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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