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Nantou County, Taiwan
Winter Harvest 2013

Wild Four Seasons Oolong Tea

£0.75

Nantou County, Taiwan
Winter Harvest 2013

Wild Four Seasons Oolong Tea

£0.75

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Our Wild Four Seasons Tea is a wild growing oolong that gains its name from its regular growth throughout the year allowing for more frequent harvests. One of Taiwan's most popular 'everyday' teas that simply exemplifies just how good an 'everyday' tea should be.

I consider our Winter 2013 Four Seasons Oolong to be an even better example of this famous wild tea than the summer hHarvest we had earlier in the year. It provides a great starting point for those wanting to try Taiwanese teas for the first time as its flavour profile is not too dissimilar to some of Taiwan’s more famous, and far more expensive, higher mountain teas.

This is the first time I've ever bought winter harvest tea for driftwood. However, despite it's low price this really is a remarkable oolong and one I find myself increasingly drinking more - especially while it's unbelievably fresh!

 


  • A lively mix of florals - orchids & lilac - with hints of soft stone fruits.
  • Early infusions of our Four Seasons Oolong fill the mouth with flavours of soft ripe fruits with just the slightest hints of floral. Over subsequent infusions these floral notes becomes brighter and more apparent and leave the subtle lingering aftertaste of lilac and orchid on the tongue . The winter harvest is just ever so slightly creamer than the brighter summer harvest.

    James
  • Longer & Less - for a typical European style of brewing we recommend: 

    1tsp (3g) of loose leaf tea per person into a pot of around 90º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 1 minute) Infuse for around 2 minutes. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 1 minute each round. 

    Can be infused 3 or 4 times this way. 

    Shorter & More - for a more traditional Asian (Gong Fu) style of brewing we recommend: 

    1tsp (5g) of loose leaf tea with around 150ml of 90º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 1 minute) Infuse for around 30 seconds. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 10-15 seconds each round. 

    Can be infused 5 or 6 times this way.