This is an interesting tea which was sourced through Taiwan Sourcing, a company who focuses primarily on Taiwanese oolong and and Taiwan-stored puer teas. They are an offshoot of the popular tea company Yunnan Sourcing.
Varietal: Four Seasons Spring
Vintage: Winter, 2021
Origin: Mingjian Sanlun, Taiwan
Altitude: 350 Meters
Fermentation Level: 25%
Roast Level: 1
I decided to use 7 grams of this tea in a gaiwan.
I gave the tea a five second rinse and proceeded to brew my tea in a gaiwan, using normal bottled water.
This tea is very fragrant. If somebody was sitting next to you while you were brewing this tea then they would likely smell it.
It’s worth noting that despite appearing to be of reasonable quality, the tea has quite a few stems in it.
Steeped for 15 seconds.
Flavor-wise, this is pretty light. but very floral.
Notes of wildflowers, honey, and maybe even a little perfume, but in a good way.
Steeped for 20 seconds.
A noticeably fuller body than the first steep.
Smooth, but some slight astringency has appeared.
Still very floral and flowery.
Steeped for 25 seconds.
Still very flavorful.
The floral notes are almost a bit powdery as the mineral notes expand.
This tea doesn’t necessarily compare to higher-grade teas, but it’s also reasonably priced for what it is.