Oolong Tea: Forever Spring Classic (medium roast)
Organically grown, without any chemical pesticides, fertilizers - just pure Camellia sinensis (tea) leaves. | 3g (1tsp) | 8oz | 208˚F | 1-2mins | Region: Nantou County, Taiwan | Info & Flavor Profile: Forever Spring is named for its cultivar, Si Ji Chun, or "Four Seasons Spring". While most tea bushes can only produce tea 2-3 times a year, Si Ji Chun is constantly flushing, as if forever in springtime.
Tea farmers enjoy abundant harvests from this fast-growing, hardy cultivar. It produces mild, sweet teas with a striking floral fragrance.
To craft the Forever Spring Classic, Ai Fang applies a light to medium roast to the Forever Spring. This transforms the delicate, floral oolong into a honey-sweet, soft, and incredibly likeable tea! The light roast allows the natural purity and sweetness of the tea to shine through.
While green, un-roasted oolongs are now popular in Taiwan, lightly roasted teas are a classic style, developed in the 1970s in Taiwan as an integral part of Dong Ding oolong processing. Today, competitions still exist in the Nantou area to showcase teas with excellent crafting and roasting.