Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong
Flavors
Apricot, Bok Choy, Butter, Cookie, Floral, Grass, Green Apple, Honeydew, Lilac, Orchid, Pineapple, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal, Bread, Cream, Custard, Fruit Tree Flowers, Lettuce, Melon, Tart
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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From Trident Booksellers and Cafe Boulder Colorado

Grown between 5,900 and 6,500 feet in cold and foggy conditions, the Long Feng Xia is a very high grade and complex Taiwanese Oolong. There is a very crisp and floral flavor in the initial steepings, with an aftertaste of tart and sweet green apples. Later steepings are fuller with a pronounced vegetal character suggestive of bean sprouts, layered with floral and bready flavors. Not overly bold, the Long Feng Xia is a subtle and ethereal tea which emphasizes feeling, body, and persisting aftertaste. It rewards careful brewing and attention to detail.

Origin – Xeitou, Nantou, Taiwan

Harvests – Spring 2021

Varietal – Ching Xin

Tastes Like – Tulips, Fresh Baked Bread, Green Apple

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Thanks to Daylon for sharing another lovely green oolong from Trident! I have a soft spot for Shan Lin Xi oolongs, of which this should be a fine example. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at 195F for 25, 20, 25, 30, 30, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.

The dry aroma is of pineapple, melon, apricot, lilac, and orchid. The first steep has notes of lilac, orchid, cookies, butter, pineapple, green apple, and grass. (I’ve never smelled plumeria, so can’t tell if that’s a component of the ethereal floral bouquet.) The next steep is much fruitier, highlighting pineapple, apricot, melon, and green apple against the florals. The tangy pineapple in steep three is incredible. Lilac, orchid, honeysuckle, apricot, cookie, and spinach are present as well, but wow, the pineapple is the star. By steep five, the honeydew and green apple are more prominent, along with spinach, bok choy, flowers, and cookies. The flowers take over near the end of the session, with green apple, bok choy, and spinach getting stronger as the steeps lengthen.

This oolong invites gushing descriptions and lots of adjectives (gorgeous, fantastic, ethereal, etc.). All the fruity flavours make it a good choice for beginning oolong drinkers, as well as for those who have tried lots of Gaoshan. The price is also pretty good for a Long Feng Xia. Thanks, Daylon, for parting with enough of this oolong for two gongfu sessions.

Flavors: Apricot, Bok Choy, Butter, Cookie, Floral, Grass, Green Apple, Honeydew, Lilac, Orchid, Pineapple, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
Daylon R Thomas

Their regular Shanlinxi is also very good, but that one nocks it out of the park. I regret not getting 2 oz of this one, and it was hard to part with, but it was one you HAD to try! I’m looking forward to see what you write about the Fushou!

Leafhopper

I thought the Fu Shou Shan was softer and a little more floral than the Long Feng Xia, though really, I enjoyed both of them. I have a Long Feng Xia and Fu Shou Shan from Ethan Kurland that I want to compare to these teas, as they were substantially more expensive. (I’ll send you a sample of the LFX, and of the FSS if there’s enough of it.)

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Thank you Trident!

Insanely good and refreshing Long Feng. I got 9 great brews out of it gong fu yesterday, and was hooked. It had the pineapple skin, snap peas, and lemongrass sour floral notes I like, but this particular tea was extremely soft with its vegetals and more floral, and very sweet. The tulip and green apple notes were extremely present with some lettuce and melon in the notes. I can also see the fresh baked bread component-I’ve borrowed “scone” from eco-cha to describe the vegetals before, and it has a warm buttered bread mouthfeel in the texture that’s incredibly with the sweet and lightly tart notes.

I was hugging myself after drinking this, and I was actually late to a workout because of the euphoria of how much I enjoyed this tea. Should have gotten more of this one. More notes to come hopefully.

Flavors: Bread, Butter, Cream, Custard, Floral, Fruit Tree Flowers, Green Apple, Lettuce, Melon, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Leafhopper

Sounds like a winner! :) I sometimes describe those bready notes as cookies.

derk

This sounds pretty similar to the only Long Feng Xia I’ve knowingly had, from Whispering Pines, and which I don’t recall reviewing. It was like this weird mix of super squeaky (nuclear?)green fruity-whathaveyou notes, super sweet. In your experience, is this tea a good representation of LFX?

Daylon R Thomas

Absolutely it is. It’s extremely close to Whispering Pine’s Evergreen, but this one was a little bit crisper/more softer, whereas Evergreen had a little bit more cedar/vegetal notes and thicker. It could really just be a difference of season and brewing since I did use more leaves with Whispering Pines, but I am very happy with this one.

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