Four Seasons Jasmine Oolong Jasmine Scented Taiwan Oolong

Tea prices and quantities are per kg (2.2lb) unless otherwise indicated

 

Harvest Date: April  (Tea harvested) and Jasmine scented during July – August

Growing Region: Mingjian tea growing region, Nantou county

Elevation: 400 m (1,312 ft)

Tea Bush/Varietal: Four Seasons (Si Ji Chuan)

Grade: AA

SKU: YA-LJ6102-T Categories: , , ,

 Jasmine Oolong Tea Information

Farming Methods: Hand picked. Low pesticide

Production: 15-20% Oxidized. Ball rolled Oolong process scented with Jasmine flower

Four Seasons Oolong tea was founded accidentally by a tea farmer in the Mu Zha area in Taipei, almost like a tea growing wild in his garden. Interesting to note that one characteristic of this tea is its somewhat strong vigor and wildness. This farmer happened to notice that some of his tea plants were growing exceptionally fast while his other regular tea plants were not even beginning to bud. So he nurtured & planted a field of this tea and discovered he could get up to 7 or 8 harvests per year. It could even be cropped in early or late winter. Thus the name Four Seasons Oolong. Because Four season plants yield a large quantity of tea each year, more and more tea farmers have started to grow Si Ji Chuan (Four seasons) tea plants
Four Season Oolong has a natural fresh flowery aroma. Some people say it is similar to Chinese Tie Guan Yin, probably partly because of its strong aroma & possibly because Tie Guan Yin also possesses a somewhat “wild”& vigorous characteristic. Four Seasons Oolong is very suitable Oolong variety for blending and scenting with jasmine.