Jade Monkey - Yu Shan High Mountain Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Butter, Floral, Herbaceous, Lemongrass, Vegetal
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “As an aficionado of Taiwanese teas, I couldn’t resist trying this one from Yu Shan. Situated in the southernmost part of Nantu County, Jade Mountain is the tallest peak in Taiwan, but its output is...” Read full tasting note
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Jade Monkey is a very unique High Mountain Oolong from one of the most remote wilderness regions in Taiwan, grown organically and hand crafted with great care and pride. Super pure and clean leaves brew a heavy liquor with a remarkably sweet fragrance, smooth taste and floral aroma, which are the defining characteristics of Yu Shan Oolong tea. This is definitely a brilliant Taiwan Oolong tea you should not miss.

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As an aficionado of Taiwanese teas, I couldn’t resist trying this one from Yu Shan. Situated in the southernmost part of Nantu County, Jade Mountain is the tallest peak in Taiwan, but its output is low due to its remote location. I did steeps of 50, 40, 60, 90, and 120 seconds in 195F water, using 4 grams of tea in a 120 ml teapot.

If I didn’t know where this tea came from, I’d guess it was from Alishan. It’s sweet, floral, and buttery with vegetal undertones. In the second steep, these undertones resolve into something lemony and herbaceous—lemon verbena? This is gone by the fourth steep, as the tea becomes more vegetal. There’s still a lot of flavour, but the florals and sweetness are almost gone. This tea, though perhaps lacking in staying power, has a fascinating and distinctive character and I’m glad that Teabento generously allowed me to review it.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Herbaceous, Lemongrass, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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