Oolong Tea, Taiwan, Today's Tea

Jí Biān Yǒu Jī Wū Lóng Chá, 极边有机烏龍茶, Jibian Organic Oolong (Black Dragon)Tea

Summer, 2018; var. Qingxin (soft stem); Teng, Yunnan; organic, Taiwan Style Oolong process; 1900-2500m. #TodaysTea#今天的茶#JīnTiāndeChá.

Infusion: 4g in 150ml for 20sec.@90-95 deg. C

Dry leaf aroma: subtle, mango, butterish;
Wet leaf aroma: strong, spicy, peppery, resinous;
Liquor: yellow, with faint, sweet stone fruit scent;
Mouthfeel: watery, metalic, viscous, syrupy, tongue coating, with distinct peppery, prickly ash tingling;
Taste: apricot, cinnamon, lingering retronasal floral , raisin, and spicy hints, underpinned by a distinct minerality, and lingering honey sweet aftertaste.

Opinion: This tea uses fresh leaves of the Qingxin Oolong (soft branch) varietal: a soft stemmed “oolong” tea tree originating in Fujian Province.

Seedlings, or cuttings were then taken to Taiwan where a distinct tea style based on this varietal was developed.

Then seedlings, or cuttings were transplanted from Taiwan into the volcanic, mountainous region of Yunnan to take advantage of the distinct minerality that underlines the flavour of this tea.