TEA

Jade Oolong natural farming


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This tea has interesting origin. It was grown in the style of Natural Farming which stands for farming in harmony with the surrounding nature without the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides. And that’s a huge plus.

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Tea info

  • Name:
  • Meaning: Jade oolong
  • Type: Oolong
  • Cultivar: Cui Yu
  • Blend: No
  • Form: Rolled leafs
  • Form: 15%
  • Price: 16,30 USD/100g
  • Origin

  • Place: Nantou, Ming Jian, West of Taiwan
  • Year: 2019
  • Flush: April
  • Altitude: 300-350 m
  • Seller: Klasek Tea
  • Link: Here
  • Brewing

  • Brewing style: Gong Fu
  • Water temperature: 85 °C
  • Amount: 3.5 g
  • Water: cca 150 ml
  • Infusion time: 70 s
  • Number of infusions: 5
  • Water: filtered

  • Sensation

    Eye

    Dry leaf

    The leaves are rolled into the shape and size of allspice. Most of their surface is dark swamp green with light green spots. Sometimes a piece of light brown petiole sticks out. The vacuum in packaging caused wrinkling. The balls almost look like their were kneaded.

    Wet leaf

    The leaves unwrapped and filled the teapot to the brim.

    Liquor

    Almost pastel yellow. Like a lemon or dandelion but very light almost faded.

    Nose

    Dry leaf

    You will probably be surprised as much as I am, but the smell of this tea reminded me most of cornflakes and rice cakes accompanied by the smell of peony or coltsfoot. Pleasant sweet scent.

    Wet leaf

    Very disparate and rich scent. It is very difficult to name something specific in it. I would compare it most closely to a late summer walk in a meadow where hay dries. There is also the smell of fresh white bread. The tones of the coltsfoot and peony are also stronger.

    Empty cup

    Over the aroma of peoniese is wins the aroma of freshly sliced pumpkin.

    Mouth

    Texture

    Light and watery. Very refreshing.

    Taste

    Mostly ginseng. Very earthy and mineral, but still vegetal taste. Also umami and dill traces. Very full taste.

    Finish

    Ginseng again, this time accompanied by daisies.

    Conclusion

    Great tea for all-day drinking. Definitely worth a try. I recommend this tea to anyone who appreciates the strong taste without bitterness.

    Rating:

    8.5/10