Mountain Oolong, Winter 2016

Mountain Oolong, Winter 2016

The standout feature of this tea is its mouth-watering flavor and consistency.  The aftertaste is light and minty, yet exceptionally long-lasting.  If we had to choose between describing our Winter Mountain Oolong as either sharp or soft, it would definitely be sharp.  In general we’ve found spring high mountain teas to be sharp and floral, and winter harvests to be soft and deep.  This is definitely a great oolong for tea enthusiasts that favor spring teas.  Notes are honey sweet, with hints of mango.

Mountain Oolong brews best at temperatures between 88°c and 91°c.  For a more classic winter green oolong profile, we suggest brewing gongfu style: 91°c with six grams of tea, steeped for forty seconds to a minute maximum.  A more standard technique (three grams of leaf for around ninety seconds to two minutes) will introduce sharper, more floral flavors to the liquor.   We consider our Mountain Oolong, Winter 2016 a more complex tea, suited for intermediate to experienced brewers.  Definitely our finest yet out of all past flushes of our Mountain Winter!



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