Reviews

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, not too floral and not too roasty. Later infusions developed a bit of sourness, similar to what I might expect from a Tie Guan Yin. I would be inclined to use an even shorter steep time in the future because of this. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable sip and one that I wouldn’t mind returning to. +Teamania has quite a large range of Thai teas so they are definitely one of your go-to online retailers.

Four Seasons Oolong sample provided by Teamania.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.