Nanshan Organic Qing Xin "Jade Lotus" Oolong Tea - Winter 2020Taiwan Sourcing
Like "Lily Jade" of this season, this "Jade Lotus" is our attempt to explore the possibility of light fermentation with traditional processing. Unlike what you might already tried before from this plantation at Nanshan, we aimed to offer something similar to the current market but very different at its core.
As you might noticed from this season's collection, we did not have material from Yakou area. This is because of the harsh weather of this season could not allow the tea trees to sprout at Yakou, and therefore allowed us to focus on Nanshan completely this season. Since we had more concentrating effort and time to execute some very subtle experiment with this material this season, we were able to create the first "jade-oolong-like" Nanshan tea.
When you drink this tea you might mistaken it as "jade oolong" due to its light character. However, if you compare it with a jade oolong at hand side by side you will notice the intrinsic differences at its very core. This tea has a very light body yet robust floral aroma with a clear aftertaste. If you have been searching for something jade oolong like from our collection, we hope this "Jade Lotus" and "Lily Jade" will invite you to reimagine the possibility of "light oolong tea."
Harvest: Winter 2020 / 冬 貳零貳零
Varietal: Qing Xin Oolong / 青心烏龍
Elevation: 1180 M / 壹仟壹佰捌拾 公尺
Region: Nashan / 南山
Fermentation Level: 20% / 分之 廿
Roast Level: 1 / 走乾
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Beautiful from first sniff and sip Tasty fruity candy and flavorful even with a light 30 sec first steel with 6g 120ml. Tasting this now about three years after it’s been made is showing how well it’s cured and settled into itself. Not “off” in terms of spoiling, tinges of erratic flavors/aromas. As the tea brews it keeps surprising with layers of flavor and depth. Just so lovely! Really quite perfect.
To be honest, after seasons of heavier than medium fermentation, an old dog was truly searching for something lighter, and thus this tea was created. It has lots of the joy you might looking for in a green tea or jade oolong, but without the stimulating effect to stomach and spirit, yet truly joyful while sharing with friends and family if their perception of tea is "green."