Grapefruit Nectar High Mountain Oolong Tea - Summer 2015Taiwan Sourcing
This is a Summer Harvest tea from the highest tea region in Shanlinxi, a famous high mountain region for tea production. This Shanlinxi Qing Xin Oolong was bitten by an indigenous insect widely known as the "tea green leaf-hopper." Like our "Special Selected Nectar Aroma Oolong", this tea is oxidated heavily compared to the normal High Mountain Oolong to bring out that special "bug bitten" taste.
The result is a pungent fruity aroma that will explode directly from your teapot and tea cup, with the body is extremely mellow and silky. This tea will be an extremely high-end material for icy milk tea that an old dog already tried, it will also goes well with our "Echo of Summer Tea Set". This is a glorious tribute to the Summer of 2015.
Harvest: Summer 2015 / 夏 貳零壹伍
Varietal: Qing Xin Oolong / 青心烏龍
Elevation: 1700 M / 壹仟柒佰 公尺
Region: Longfengxia / 龍鳳峽
Oxidation Level: 30% / 分之 卅
Roast Level: 0 / 無
At first subtle and sweet with a good viscosity. By the third infusion it's ultra-thick with cream and pomelo fruit tart/sweet taste and aroma. There is a slight bitterness just like grapefruit has but that's just there to counter and enhance the fruity sweetness it delivers round after round.
I was surprised by this tea. The name says it all- Grapefruit! Lots of grapefruit. Sweet and lovely yet complex and full bodied. This is a fun tea to drink.
As an old dog who has been a fan of grapefruit, he never thought a tea would be able to achieve this. The pungent "pomelo" (柚子) aroma will grab your attention immediately and make you drink it sip after sip. It reminds me as a beautiful sunset with the comfortable breeze. And as mentioned above, an old dog already made an ice milk tea with this lovely oolong and it is just unbelievably tasty.