Si Ji Chun 2022

While Formosan oolongs tend to emphasize thin, brightly floral profiles, this Si Ji Chun takes a different, though no less delicate approach. Neither crisp and sour, nor dully vegetal, it rather leans into the cultivar's warmth, a central fruitiness rendered closest to banana leaf. The smooth, slightly oily infusion carries the muted spiciness of dried ginger and leaves behind the aftertaste of warm milk and red berries, the perfect average of every happy inhale from a pot bubbling away on the kitchen stove. Enjoy on cold mornings, dark afternoons, or deep nights, whenever you need a taste is as comforting as they come.
  • ORIGIN:  Mingjian, Nantou, Taiwan
  • ALTITUDE:  300-400 metres
  • MEANING:  Four Seasons [of] Springtime (si ji chun)
  • CULTIVAR:  Si Ji Chun
  • HARVEST TIME:  March 2022
  • TASTE:  Banana leaf, warm milk, ginger
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Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • 4 infusions: 45, 45, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot.