Our Tung Ting producer makes several other notable jade oolong-style teas, including this 4-Seasons Oolong. This specialty is manufactured from the fresh leaf of a Taiwanese tea bush cultivar – Si Ji Chun- for which the tea is named.
The Si Ji Chun cultivar thrives in mid-level elevation gardens in the Nantou area. The winter pluck of 4-Seasons oolong is considered the best seasonal production of the year for fragrance while spring plucks have the best flavor. But as the taste and flavor is so good all year long, this tea is known in Taiwan as 4-Seasons Oolong.
Our 4-Seasons Oolong is impeccably made and this tea is very clean and bright. This tea is sweet, thick and buttery in the cup, and has an enticing floral so characteristic of Taiwan jade oolongs. It is less ‘minerally’ in taste than our gao shan oolongs but the softer, more buttery style is very pleasant to drink.
The price reflects a little savings, too, over more expensive cultivars and higher elevation oolongs. All in all, this is a deliciious introduction to Taiwan jade oolongs and a lovely tea in it’s own right.