From “Milk Tree” to “Grapefruit tree,” this season this particular plantation again suffers from heavy bug bitten. This season we were fortunate to obtain the heaviest bug bitten material from this plantation so far. Not only that, we also applied more advanced processing technique to this tea, making it the best “Four Seasons Spring” for this year’s hot summer
This “Orient Tree” forced us to stay awake very late once again this year. The whole team did not go to rest until 4:00 AM in the morning because we were aiming for perfection. With numerous effort to micro-adjust and affirmation we tried to make this tea a bit “cooling” from our other oolong teas. However, we did not want to make it way too cooling to the body, and that is why it took us more effort to adjust the particular timing. We want this tea to be our signature “heat relief” tea of 2019.
The tea was a success, which carries a character that resembles Oriental Beauty despite being a fully-rolled oolong. However, we have to unfortunately announce that this tea may be the last “Tree” series oolong we are going to ever carry. The owner of this land wants to take it back and manage themselves, and we are still not sure how to collaborate with them in the future. We will work very hard to make sure the continuation of this particular tea thanks to the superb material it produces, but this “Orient Tree” might eventually be the lost art of this land, so let’s enjoy it while it still lasts.
Harvest: Summer 2019 / 夏 貳零壹玖
Varietal: Four Seasons Spring / 四季春
Elevation: 400 M / 肆佰 公尺
Region: Zhushan / 竹山
Oxidation Level: 35% / 分之 參拾伍
Roast Level: 3 / 參分