Gaofeng Organic "Nectar Dawn" Oolong Tea - Winter 2019Taiwan Sourcing
This particular Gaofeng plantation has been our partner for exact 2 years, and this will be the final season of this precious collaboration. We not only gain some incredible experience to explore the possibility of Qing Xin Oolong varietal, we also got a chance to process our first high elevation material for the first time back in 2018 spring.
You can call this the winter version of "Citrus Drop," and we once again have the full support from the factory. As we mentioned in "Citrus Noon," we took an quite unusual way while processing this material, which makes our processing schedule quite different from the one factory's run, so we are super grateful for factory's friendly cooperation.
The killing green began at 0700 AM, a perfect time to end the fermentation, which was about the exact timing of the "Nectar Noon" from last year. This timing made this tea's objective conditions extremely similar to the 2018 version "Nectar Noon," so one can clearly observe the difference of "vintage" from these two teas.
We hope this final version of the Gaofeng organic series will remind a tea lover's joyful moment when they first encountered Taiwanese oolong tea from high elevation. We are again very grateful for the support from Mr. Kuo and Mr. Chen over the past two years.This Gaofeng plantation will always have a special place in our heart.
Harvest: Winter 2019 / 冬 貳零壹玖
Varietal: Qing Xin Oolong / 青心烏龍
Elevation: 1500 M / 仟伍佰 公尺
Region: Wushe Gaofeng / 霧社 高峰
Fermentation Level: 25% / 分之 廿伍
Roast Level: 0 ~ 2 / 無 ~ 貳分
This is a great oolong for people who love the classic gaoshancha character of Taiwan but don't want strong fertilizer taste. This has the floral nectars and fresh grassy flavors people gravitate towards. It's a treat for me too, because it's a cleaner and fresh version of teas I liked to drink over ten years ago. Enjoy!
"Nectar Dawn" is the final tea from this Gaofeng plantation, and an old dog is a little bit sad to say goodbye to it. Due to new production plan, we will be focusing on other plantation in the future. If you really enjoyed Gaofeng since 2018, we hope so far we have not disappointed you any season. This final Gaofeng is really similar to the winter of 2018, however has nuance differences due to vintage. An old dog consider this tea more as a educational material rather than a simple enjoyment, because it is extremely rare to have an opportunity to learn the aspect of "vintage" of Taiwanese tea, and an old dog is glad the team of Taiwan Sourcing is able to deliver this opportunity.