Taiwan Baozhong Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Baked Bread, Butter, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cream, Cucumber, Custard, Gardenias, Grass, Green Apple, Honey, Honeydew, Honeysuckle, Mineral, Oats, Orange Blossom, Parsley, Pear, Spinach, Sugarcane, Umami, Vanilla, Vegetal, Violet, Floral
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Caffeine
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6 g 5 oz / 134 ml

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An inexpensive Taiwanese oolong which offers excellent quality for the price, it has a creamy smooth floral taste and gentle nut tones in the finish.

Produced in the traditional Wen Shan style but a lot more affordable due to the machine harvesting and less prestigious origins.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth creamy texture
- Floral aroma and taste with a nut finish

Harvest: Spring, March 2017

Origin: Ming Jian, Nantou County, Taiwan
Altitude: 350m
Sourced: Specialist tea ‘finisher’ who buys and processes the tea leaves of local farmers

Cultivar: Si Ji Chun (Four Seaons)
Oxidisation: 10%
Roast: Very light
Picking: Machine

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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724 tasting notes

This was one of my most recent sipdowns as I finished what I had of this tea a couple days ago. What-Cha advertised it as being a good inexpensive baozhong, and I have to echo that sentiment. Actually, I would go a step further and say that I found it to be a very good inexpensive baozhong, one that would be perfect for regular consumption.

I prepared this tea gongfu style. After a brief rinse, I steeped 6 grams of loose tea leaves in 4 ounces of 194 F water for 7 seconds. This infusion was chased by 16 additional infusions. Steep times for these infusions were as follows: 9 seconds, 12 seconds, 16 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 1 minute, 1 minute 15 seconds, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 7 minutes, and 10 minutes.

Prior to the rinse, the dry tea leaves produced aromas of cream, butter, custard, vanilla, gardenia, baked bread, and parsley. After the rinse, I noted new aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom, sugarcane, grass, and watercress. The first infusion introduced an oat scent along with some hints of cinnamon and honeydew. In the mouth, the tea liquor presented notes of cream, butter, grass, watercress, baked bread, oats, and sugarcane that were backed by custard, parsley, and orange blossom hints. The subsequent infusions introduced scents of violet, coriander, cucumber, and spinach. Cinnamon, vanilla, gardenia, honeysuckle, and honeydew notes came out in the mouth alongside stronger orange blossom impressions and new notes of minerals, coriander, cucumber, spinach, green apple, violet, pear, umami, and honey. By the end of the session, I could still pick up notes of minerals, grass, honey, vanilla, baked bread, sugarcane, cream, butter, pear, and orange blossom that were underscored by hints of spinach, grass, and umami.

Given the price and origin of this tea, I was not expecting something so complex and resilient. Honestly, this tea actually beat some of the supposedly premium Wenshan baozhongs I have tried in recent years. If you happen to be looking for an affordable baozhong with a lot to offer or a quality introduction to oolongs of this type, this will very likely be the tea for you.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cream, Cucumber, Custard, Gardenias, Grass, Green Apple, Honey, Honeydew, Honeysuckle, Mineral, Oats, Orange Blossom, Parsley, Pear, Spinach, Sugarcane, Umami, Vanilla, Vegetal, Violet

Preparation
6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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31 tasting notes

First tea of this kind, so I can not say too much about this note, apart from the present floral side (lilac)

Gongfu cha Methode : 45/45s 95°c – 60s/45s 90°c

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I’ll re-review this, but it here’s what I got. It tasted exactly like the Spirit Tea Spring Dragon: creamy and floral with a lilac note in the middle taste and aroma, and a slightly buttery bock choy body. I did not get the nut notes which is why I’ll re-review it, but it was a brew after three minutes. It was a very clean tea, and as I’ll repeat over and over again, it would make an excellent daily drinker but I’m not sure if its my daily drinker. I’ll write more eventually.

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