Hehuan Tea Farm produces a tea that is colossal in every way. The huge, irregularly sized balls exhibit the pronounced blue and green hues of oolong tea, and unfurl into long branches that end in sets of two leaves – some of the biggest leaves you’re likely to find in oolong tea varieties.
Both in scent and taste, brews are dominated by a strong citrus-like quality as of grapefruit. A menthol freshness balances out the fruity aspects and lingers between sips, turning this tea into an invigorating experience that lasts a lot of brews. There are hardly any fleeting details dancing on your tongue, as if this tea deliberately shied away from too much subtlety, delivering only its essence, which is in fact a very pure and long lasting taste.
This Oolong from Hehuan is a strong, masculine, and generous tea. One that refuses to be ignored – nor should it!