This can be considered as the "official" version of red oolong from Taiwan Sourcing. In other words, we finally have a red oolong creation that was planned by us. "Dark Perfume" was a beautiful accident, while this "Perfume of Spring" was a graceful one.
Mr. Chen's material was again the "chosen one" for our work. This clean yet rich material has been our faithful companion since the beginning of our processing journey, and now we are finally giving it another form this summer. The processing of red oolong is trickier compared to traditional oolong because of its application of "rolling," a process that is normally only used in making black tea. With rolling applied, the tea will present a much "redder" character, but will add more factors to be considered and controlled during the whole processing.
Normally when making a traditional oolong tea we "kill the green" in the morning, however this is not our traditional oolong. This red oolong began its rolling in the late morning, and its fermentation started at noon. It is very tricky to maintain a tea's core during such a long processing period. The longer each stage takes, the more caution must be used to mitigate any potential issues, which is why we took such painstaking care when producing this tea. The end result of this "Perfume of Ruby" is unprecedented, and you will know why once it reaches your cup.
Harvest : Summer 2021 / 夏 貳零貳壹
Varietal: Four Seasons Spring / 四季春
Elevation: 350 M / 參佰伍拾 公尺
Region: Dazuan Village / 大庄村
Fermentation Level: 65 % / 分之 陸拾伍
Roast Level: 1 / 壹 分
Water is boiling!
Very tasty at first sip, lots of thick juicy character to appreciate. Sweet and smooth, easygoing and affordable.
Red Oolong is here! It is finally on our shelf! An old dog was not willing to process red oolong due to the risk it may add to the tea material. We successfully overcome that barrier and created a proper red oolong for all this summer of 2021. This shall be our all time listed tea like "Overlord" in the future not only for its taste, but for it drinkability. Please enjoy this new creation with us.