The character of a pot of tea tells a story about the leaf it originated from. Good tea is a mixed blessing for tea farmers; in general, the harder the tea plant struggles to grow, the more flavorful and tempered the finished brew becomes. For this reason higher elevation with colder temperatures and thinner air produces outstanding leaf.
The 2017 spring flush of Mountain Oolong has an outstanding floral nose accentuated with hints of baking spices. We observed the palate to contrast the nose, with citrus notes being dominant over flowery flavors. The taper is smooth, with a playfully sweet aftertaste that lasts thirty seconds or so. The re-steep potential under ideal conditions is five cups. Be sure to brew between 89°c to 92°c at the most, the leaves from this harvest are delicate!