Jade Green Oolong Tea
Tasting Nodes: Peachy, Cabbage, Almonds, Grassy, Osmanthus
This Jade Green Oolong is very unique as it is on the boarder between a green and oolong tea. It is very lightly oxidized and experiences the light colors, mild tastes and fragrances of a green tea. What makes this tea interesting is that it is grown on the base of Zhu Shan where the famous Shan Lin Xi Oolong rests. It utilizes the traditional Cui Yu cultivar found in Taiwan and the tea leaves are dark green when steeped. It contains a mixture of aromas such as cream, vegetal and floral. Earlier steeps contain a peachy sweetness, hints of cabbage, almond and grass. The vegetal tastes are more apparent in later steeps with some hints of osmanthus coming through the tea. This is a very refreshing and green tea great for spring and summer seasons.
Nantou County is located in the center of Taiwan and is the largest Tea growing and production region in the country. The amount of tea exported from this region is estimated to roughly be over 12,000 tons per year and is said to represent over two-thirds of the entire tea output in Taiwan.