Eternal Spring 2019
Green and Naturally Fragrant:
Winter harvest Taiwan oolongs have always been prized for crispier floral fragrance, as in the case of autumn Minnan Tieguanyins, except that Taiwan ones generally have softer bodies and aromas. While maintaining these characters, Tea Hong’s Eternal Spring excels with an exceptionally green freshness and yet a fine oolong sweetness. A taste profile most friendly for oolong rookies and yet with such unique quality that can complement any serious connoisseur’s collection.
Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Bright, bouquet aroma carried in a buttery undertone. Soft, silky, sweet, refreshing infusion with slight hints of plum and wild honey. Refreshing aftertaste.
This is a soft-tasting tea. As such, it withstands carelessness in infusion quite well. To maximize its taste potential, use more leaves, higher temperature, but shorter time as a rule of thumb. For example, in a 160ml gaiwan, throw in 6 grams of leaves blanch with water at 100°C and then infuse for 1 minute for a satisfying liquor but mild enough even for your 6 year-old child. This approach also yield better aroma. Repeat infusion and gradually lengthen the infusion time till the leaves do not yield a good enough drink. Beware: this tea is very tightly rolled, a teaspoonful is easily 6 grams.
This tea has been cold-stored until shipping. While it is perfectly alright to let it stay in room temperature for a couple of months, its maximum aroma and taste profile decrease upon extended shelving in room temperature. If you do not plan to consume the pack soon, it is better to store it in the fridge, sealed and better yet in another layer of ziploc bag. To return the leaves to room temperature, take the pack out at least 2 hours before opening. This is key to subsequent storage and maximum infusion results.
Tea Hong’s Eternal Spring is produced from the popular Taiwan cultivar, Sijichun — i.e. Four Seasons of Spring, often known in its abbreviated form as Four Season. Unique horticultural environment and processing are the reasons why this Sijichun oolong is so different from others that you may have tasted. That is why we have given it a name different from the rest.