Formosa Bamboo Mt. JIN XUAN 

27.04.2021

GUI FEI 3rd Grade Award Oolong

GUI FEI 3rd Grade Award Oolong
GUI FEI 3rd Grade Award Oolong

Guifei, loosely translated as "concubine tea".  This Formosa, a Taiwanese spring oolong is an high quality Chin Xin cultivar. Chin Xin Gan Zhi is the name of a unique Cultivar  primarily grown in Northern Taiwan, Taipei area awarded with the premium quality brand - "Five Plum Blossoms" an important exhibition competition  in Lu Gu district, organized annually by the local cooperative.   High quality medium fermented tea, medium toasted, with a spicy smell complex and toasted like pepper, taste with strong caramel and ashtray tones. A punch in the face , and probably some of the most artisanal and sophisticated oolong i ever tried.

 Used my way traditional "Chinese style" (gong fu cha) in order to extract more from leaves. (7 grams and 3 brew of 45\sec and 60 sec. with a Kyusu made by Reikozo: Tokoname-yaki, a particular type of containers, crockery and teapots, became in the mind of the whole country from the fourteenth century a sort of synonym of the very concept of molded land, in particular forms that could be considered useful to civil society , of the devotees of Zen theism, as of all the others, who had not yet known that world.

Formosa Bamboo Mt. GUI FEI JIN XUAN FGA1

Formosa Bamboo Mt. GUI FEI JIN XUAN FGA1
Formosa Bamboo Mt. GUI FEI JIN XUAN FGA1

Formosa Bamboo Mt. GUI FEI JIN XUAN FGA1  The top variant of Taiwanese oolong from the summer harvest of the Jin Xuan (Golden Lily) cultivar, received the "Fine Grade" quality mark in one of the exhibition competitions exclusively focused on Gui Fei tea.
Medium fermentation leaf rolled in regular balls, intense sweet, fruity aroma of currant jam.
 darker taste, distinctly elderberry, with a long finish. Tea specialty with an absolutely unique taste. But i got some nausea, as Gaba is rarely an option and not my preferred tea.