Shizuoka Oolong

 

TASTING NOTES: baked apple, dry straw, pine nuts

Japanese oolong experiment by Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden. Rich and rewarding tea with a hint of straw and prolonged sweetness. The subsequent brews do not fade easily, and the taste remains consistent.


Variety: Japanese tea, Oolong Origin: Shizuoka, Japan
€19,00
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Japanese Oolong teas are quite a rarity and were never purposely developed even in old times. Some talented and perseverent tea producers have been working diligently to create a Japanese Oolong tea which is not trying to imitate other notorious Oolong teas from China or Taiwan and can have their own character. 

This craft was made for the first time using the Sae Akari cultivar. Sae Akari is a rarity, obtained from breeding Sae Midori (created in Kagoshima) with another rare unregistered cultivar called Z1. It is usually used to make high end gyokuro but it delivers even better in its Oolong form (partially oxidized).

The leaves of this Oolong are dark green/brown and look a bit like they were pan-fired. 

Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden
📍Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan

Tasting notes

Rich and rewarding tea with a hint of straw and prolonged sweetness. The subsequent brews do not fade easily, and the taste remains consistent. 

Tea amount: 4 gram
Water amount: 100ml
Water temperature: 90°C
Brewing time: 50 sec (add 10 seconds for each next brew)