Longfengxia High Mountain Spring Oolong tea, Lot 615

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apple, Astringent, Orchid, Vegetal
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “Backlog. I tried Long Feng Xia for the first time a year ago and loved its elegant, citrusy flavor. However this batch from TTC reminded me once again of how drastically the same tea can change...” Read full tasting note
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Consistency in quality is definitely a sign of superior tea making craftsmanship, especially when facing a challenging season like spring 2017. The teas produced by the Chen family, from one of the highest gardens in the Dragon’s Gorge (Longfengxia) sector of the greater Shanlinxi terroir, have always been stellar, and this year’s is no exception. Our privileged relationship with the Chen’s allowed us to taste every single production day’s output and cherry pick the first day’s one (out of 6). The marvellous yellow-gold colour of this season’s Longfengxia 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. Teas from this terroir are a delight, and the teas that originate from this particular garden are exemplary. The numerous followers they have amongst you is the best testimony to the skill of this 2 generation family operation. Longfengxia designates the area in the higher levels of the Shanlinxi terroir of Nantou County. It is very often referred to for its spectacular scenery where the tea gardens cling to the mountain on near vertical vertiginous slopes. 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. It is a must for all high mountain enthusiasts and we must warn you… it is very addictive!

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Backlog.

I tried Long Feng Xia for the first time a year ago and loved its elegant, citrusy flavor. However this batch from TTC reminded me once again of how drastically the same tea can change from one harvest to the next. It gives wonderful aromas of daffodils and tropical fruit but none of it comes through in taste. The flavor is mostly grassy-vegetal with noticeable astringency that hangs around for the first few steeps. Some fruitiness peeks through later but it’s muted and the flavor is flat overall. It doesn’t have the balsam notes nor the delicate floral quality of LFX of past. A very disappointing tea.

Flavors: Apple, Astringent, Orchid, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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