Longfengxia High Mountain Winter Oolong Tea, Lot 873

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Cream, Flowers, Jasmine, Mango, Orange Blossom, Pastries, Pineapple, Stonefruits, Tropical, Vanilla
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec 7 g 5 oz / 160 ml

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  • “This is an exquisite high mountain tea. Exotic tropical fruit flavors that evolve into elegant florals and sweet pastry through steepings. Dry leaf has a light floral and green apple fragrance. ...” Read full tasting note
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It is always with great anticipation that we await our seasonal trip up the dragon’s gorge (Longfengxia) to the top section where the Chen’s garden is situated. After evaluating 3 consecutive days of this winter’s production, we’ve chosen the first day’s as the leaves were picked from the top section of the garden and showed a more defined character. The clearly noticeable balsam notes that make Longfengxia so particularly appealing to the palate and nose are definitely there! Many say that the surrounding fir tree forest that encircles the tea gardens have something to do in conveying this pure evergreen feeling in the cup. The marvellous yellow-gold colour of the liqueur already announces that we are in for a treat! Then, the wild and flowery aroma enthrals you to take a sip and experience a full bodied, thick yet smooth liqueur where crisp balsamic notes with a hint of sweetness linger on and on. This tea is very generous, in the cup and in the number of infusions one can extract from these beautifully crafted leaves. This winter’s Lot 873 is high up there with all the best ones we’ve had from this garden. A true delight!

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This is an exquisite high mountain tea. Exotic tropical fruit flavors that evolve into elegant florals and sweet pastry through steepings.

Dry leaf has a light floral and green apple fragrance. Following a rinse, intense aromas of mango and pineapple emerge.

The first steep tastes like biting into a juicy, fresh nectarine. Super thick and sweet with a luscious mouthfeel. The second steep brings out a burst of flowery goodness – notes of lily of the valley and jasmine – and a very satisfying silky texture with a distinctive aftertaste. Some light vanilla notes, creme brûlée, and orange blossom encountered as the tea progresses. The flavor begins dropping around the 5th or 6th steep but remains enjoyable.

I sampled pretty much every single high mountain oolong from Taiwan Tea Crafts and this was hands down my favorite from this winter’s harvest. Note that while Long Feng Xia is an amazing tea, it’s sensitive to water temperature. You need to use slightly cooler temperature than what normal gaoshan calls for. It used to give me fits because I would end up scalding it by brewing it my usual way. This time I kept temperature around 185 F, never letting it go above 195 F and it was perfect.

Flavors: Cream, Flowers, Jasmine, Mango, Orange Blossom, Pastries, Pineapple, Stonefruits, Tropical, Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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