Pre-Qingming 4 Seasons Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Floral, Green, Macadamia, Mango, Milky, Nutty, Perfume, Plumeria, Smooth, Soybean, Sugarcane, Tropical, Vegetables
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 13 oz / 384 ml

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  • “Free sample with my last order, thank you. February 2023 harvest Si Ji Chun cultivar tastes like the quintessential green oolong to me. This one’s fresh, smooth and intensely floral with a light...” Read full tasting note
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  • “2023 sipdown no. 71 This was a sample MS added to one of my (too many XD) recent orders. The flavour is light-bodied with just enough creamy softness to make it noticeable. There are lovely hints...” Read full tasting note

From Mountain Stream Teas

We had a hard time naming this gorgeously floral tea when a sample of it arrived, unexpected, to our shop in early March. The Snow Picked teas had already been harvested and it was too early for Spring Tea, so we were rather confused as to what this green oolong was all about.

What we had received was an extremely rare Spring/Snow hybrid tea that every few years has the right weather conditions in Mingjian to get picked in early March. A unique ‘Pre-Qingming Festival’ Oolong!

Full of the rich florals of Snow picked teas, this oolong is brimming with the softness of spring making this tea a favorite in the warehouse for Grandpa or Western Style brewing. The strength of the 4 Seasons white/green florals is on full show while the often strong vegetal of the colder weather teas is muted and smooth. If you are a fan of floral oolongs and the 4 Season Cultivar then this great priced tea is not be missed!

Elevation: 400m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: 4 Seasons

Season: Winter/Spring 2023

Method: Machine picked, processed on site, small batch

Oxidization: 25%

Region: Mingjian, Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 5-6 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 1 minute. Lasts 2-3 steeps

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Free sample with my last order, thank you.

February 2023 harvest

Si Ji Chun cultivar tastes like the quintessential green oolong to me. This one’s fresh, smooth and intensely floral with a light soymilk taste/texture and an undercurrent of pureed green vegetables. Too expansively perfumey for my preference but it is a tea I would recommend for its strong and long taste. For what it’s worth, I enjoyed it most prepared gongfu style in a glass gaiwan but I still tired of it quickly.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Green, Macadamia, Mango, Milky, Nutty, Perfume, Plumeria, Smooth, Soybean, Sugarcane, Tropical, Vegetables

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1446 tasting notes

2023 sipdown no. 71

This was a sample MS added to one of my (too many XD) recent orders. The flavour is light-bodied with just enough creamy softness to make it noticeable. There are lovely hints of floral that I don’t really find overpowering, despite the tasting notes mentioning “rich florals”. There is also a definite floral-sweetness that is really lovely. The packet also mentions a “lingering aftertaste”, which I agree with and find delightful. I’ve actually quite enjoyed this tea overall and am a bit sad to see this sample go.

The cultivar notes Si Ji Chun and I can see that. I often have the Si Ji Chun oolong from CS in my cupboard and these teas could certainly be related.

Production Date: February 2023

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 13 OZ / 384 ML

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