Dazuan Organic Cui Yu "The Meadow" Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Apple, Cactus Flowers, Candied Apple, Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Cookie, Coriander, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Herbs, Metallic, Plants, Popcorn, Sour, Sweet, Vegetables, Walnut
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec 6 g 4 oz / 130 ml

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Cui Yu varietal is the most easily forgotten varietal in the tea world. You don’t hear people say “Yes I am attending a tea ceremony that features Cui Yu today,” because Cui Yu is very commonly ignored tea varietal today. It is not as cool as Qin Xing Oolong, nor is it well-known as its sister Jin Xuan, and since the launch we only began to have Cui Yu varietal available from winter of 2017.

So why we are offering this now? Because we are finally confident enough to bring a Cui Yu Oolong (a fully rolled one) to you thanks to the collaboration from the Yang family.Yang family has been growing tea organically a while now, and they cultivate remarkable material such as the Shanlinxi and “Emerald Magppie” we are offering. When we realized they also have Cui Yu varietal, we stepped in to see what we are able to create out of it. Since nobody expects anything out of this long forgotten varietal, we did not have high expectation at the beginning.

It turned out Cui Yu deserves greater attention than any other tea varietal. Under proper processing this varietal can create some truly affordable yet satisfying result for the daily drinking market. Meanwhile, this tea not only can serve casual drinking purpose, but can also be a starter tea for tea ceremony thanks to its rich body. Drinking this tea makes you feel as if you are standing in the middle of a meadow while a warm breeze brushes your cheek.

Harvest: Varied / 不定
Varietal: Cui Yu / 翠玉
Elevation: 350 M / 參佰伍拾 公尺
Region: Dazuan / 大庄
Fermentation Level: 25% / 分之 廿伍
Roast Level: 0 / 無

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[Spring 2018 harvest]

I got this tea as a free sample with my latest TS order and kept it sealed until today. I found it to be a very flavour focused tea with good complexity and a very long aftertaste, but lacking body.

The dry leaves exude aromas of baked apple, various flowers, cookie dough, and citrus fruits. The wet leaves have a meadow-like floral complexity and a much sweeter smell with notes of fenugreek, prickly pear, and popcorn.

The taste has a lot going on too. The profile is savoury, sour and floral. In the beginning, I get notes of fenugreek, grass, walnut skin, plant roots and a slightly metallic, sour finish. There are many other flavours appearing later, kumquat and cabbage to name a few. The aftertaste is also very floral, but much more sweet. One extra flavour I notice there is the one of coriander leaves.

Flavors: Apple, Cactus Flowers, Candied Apple, Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Cookie, Coriander, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Herbs, Metallic, Plants, Popcorn, Sour, Sweet, Vegetables, Walnut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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