2018 Spring Jade Oolong from Zhushan
Cultivar: Jade (Cui Yu or Tsui Yu) Oolong (翠玉)
Harvested by hand: April 2nd, 2018
Origin: Zhushan, Nantou (central Taiwan)
Process: Light oxidized, unroasted Oolong. Like Jinxuan, this cultivar was developed in Taiwan's Tea Research and Extension Station in the 80s (and known also as Taiwan tea No. 13). It's a 'fragrant' cultivar that is very suitable to start learning about rolled Taiwanese Oolongs. These leaves come from a plantation between Zhushan and Yiguang shan. The terrain is mountainous already and the elevation is around 600-700 meters.
These dry jade Oolong leaves have a dark green hue. The brew is golden with a good clarity. The open leaves are quite big and have a deep green color with oxidized edges.
The scents are fresh and grassy. The tea smells like a spring meadow.
The taste is light and mellow with a zesty feel at the end.