Ruifeng Organic Jin Xuan "Lily Meadow" Oolong Tea - Spring 2021Taiwan Sourcing
"Lily Jade" was our approach to make another ultra light Jin Xuan, and as this "Lily Meadow" is suggesting, is no different. We were also trying to create a very light oolong tea by using a Jin Xuan varietal. With Mr. Chen's consistent and high quality management, this oolong tea again achieve quality beyond our requirement.
Meishan tea area, commonly known as Alishan area by the consumer market due to marketing strategy, was actually some of the very first place to start the "high-mountain-jade-oolong-trend" back in the early 1980s. The currently common used electric withering tray was also invented by the tea farmer in this area, so saying Meishan area tea is the origin of modern jade oolong is not far from the truth. Meishan area was the inception of modern high mountain tea industry.
This season's Jin Xuan we again go for a more "authentic" approach by creating a very "jade oolong" character while bestowing our traditional processing technique in our structure. You will know this is still not a jade oolong, but some may feel it like a jade oolong due to our super light fermenting approach.
In short, if you want to give traditional processing tea a try but cannot let go the high aroma of modern jade oolong, this "Lily Meadow" will be your best companion on the path of tea exploration.
Harvest: Spring 2021 / 春 貳零貳壹
Varietal: Jin Xuan / 金萱
Elevation: 1200 M / 壹仟貳佰 公尺
Region: Ruifeng Village / 瑞峰村
Fermentation Level: 20% / 分之 貳拾
Roast Level: 1 / 壹 分
Ready to brew!
Lily Meadow is a nice stronger jinxuan to whet the palate with. Greener and full of vitality, this tea finishes sweetly. An easygoing uplifting tea.
An old dog knows a lot of tea lover would like to know what "seasonal differences" is. But to be honest, it is basically impossible to know if you are not the person who processed the tea himself. Since the chance of guessing correctly is 50%, most of the people will think they know what "seasonal difference" is while having the wrong impression. The reason why an old dog is mentioning such phenomena is because this "Lily Meadow" may have a different character from "Lily Jade" due to season, this character difference may also be caused by other factors such as processing condition and minor climate fluctuation. Overall an old dog just want to say, seasonal difference is not that important to evaluate a tea!