Four Seasons Spring
Garden Direct Organic Oolong Tea

  • 300g

  • 30 servings
    $2.33 per cup
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  • 10 servings
    $2.50 per cup
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  • Description
  • Origin
  • Brewing Guidelines

Cultivar: Si Ji Chun
Harvest: January 15, 2017
Elevation: 1,120 meters

A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.

This oolong was crafted by a third generation oolong tea artisan at an organic farm in the Doi Mae Salong mountain region of northern Thailand. The Si Ji Chun cultivar is cultivated in the high mountain oolong farms of Taiwan for its strong performance at higher elevations. This Four Seasons Spring has a bold character and lively energy, with a deeply flowery aromatic profile. Explore our Doi Mae Salong Travelogue to learn more about our 2017 trip to Thailand.



Tasting Notes: Strong and refreshing Chaqi tea energy with a deeply flowery aromatic bouquet of orchids and magnolias.

Ingredients: Oolong tea.

Guywan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 20% of a porcelain guywan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 15 seconds, 3rd infusion 30 seconds, subsequent infusions 1 minute

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.


Standard Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Times: 3 minutes (1st infusion), 4 minutes (2nd infusion), 5 minutes (3rd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Ryan on July 20, 2017
United States
I've had three Thailand oolongs from Rishi: Flowery Jin Xuan, Hong Shui, and this one. I would rate, out of these three, this one being my least favorite. It just doesn't have the finesse of the other two. The Jin Xuan is probably my favorite of the three.

That being said, this tea still has good and enjoyable qualities. It has a strong and interesting flavor. It resteeps well. And it's enjoyable. But I will have to give it four stars instead of five.

With this tea I recommend experimenting with less tea than you might often use for gong fu.

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By Scott Vayo on May 9, 2017
Boston, MA United States
This has to be one of the better teas available anywhere. It's certainly the best oolong I've had the pleasure of tasting. Subtly floral, very smooth, with an excellent finish. Just great!!

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