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    Teamania Four Seasons Oolong

    Country of Origin: Thailand Leaf Appearance: jade green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: gold It’s not often that I come across a tea from Thailand. It’s even rarer for them to be oolongs. This particular tea is made from Si Ji Chun, otherwise known as Four Seasons Oolong. The leaves looked a bit different than their Taiwanese counterpart as they were smaller in size. Both the dry tea and liquor were very aromatic. The taste was floral and sweet with a mellow but lingering aftertaste. Although lightly fermented it is also roasted so there is a nice balance of flavors,…


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    Teamania Oolong #17 Jade Pearls First Flush

    Photo: Teamania Country of Origin: Thailand Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: gold +Teamania is one of the only sources that I have found of very good quality teas grown in Thailand. This particular cultivar originated in China. If you are a fan of floral oolongs, you will love this tea. It was heavy with sweet notes of orchid. It had a mild vegetal finish with hardly any astringency. I did three consecutive infusions but the leaves could definitely have gone for a few more rounds. My last steeping developed a pleasant roasted element. I love exploring teas…

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    Teamania Oolong #12 Jin Xuan

    Photo: Teamania Country of Origin: Thailand Leaf Appearance: varied shades of green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: gold The taste of this tea was light and mildly vegetal with lingering floral notes. Some lightly oxidized oolongs are a little too “green” for me but this one was really enjoyable. Even on a hot summer day it was invigorating and refreshing. I lost count of infusions somewhere around the sixth round but these leaves definitely had staying power. When I first read about this tea on +Teamania‘s website I thought that it was a Taiwanese oolong. A closer look revealed that…