I’m not normally a fan of four seasons oolong, but, for the price, I had to pick some up. This is a pleasant and affordable oolong offering. Will be picking up more during the next purchase!
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Green
“I’m not normally a fan of four seasons oolong, but, for the price, I had to pick some up. This is a pleasant and affordable oolong offering. Will be picking up more during the next purchase!” Read full tasting note
“This is a step above most generic four seasons oolong teas. The flavor profile is a little difficult to pin down as it changes every time. Sometimes it reminds me of TGY. It has the same sweet...” Read full tasting note
“Bought from a reddit tea sale. Used 3g in a 60mL gaiwan with 185 degree water. Got a lot of floral and some vegetal flavors with a nice creamy texture – not super thick, but noticeable mouth feel....” Read full tasting note
“Not what I expected. I should have realized that this four season was a high mountain tea and not the usual Tie Guan Yin. I’ve never had a fruitier four seasons tea that yielded so many cups gong...” Read full tasting note
These unusually well-oxidized leaves exude a unique aroma when brewed that is reminiscent of early fall in New England – crisp, fresh, yet dry and ripe – the smell of “foliage”. This ruddy character is balanced by a prominent floral perfume that produce notes that can concisely be called an “autumn flower arrangement”.
The flavor has a vegetal base that is like artichokes with a touch of herbs, like dill or arugula. This is balanced by a sweet fragrant quality of ripe pears. These earthy, flowery and fruity aspects provide a lingering floral finish that is heady, yet natural and mellow.
Whole Leaf Tea in Single Serving Tea Bags. Eco-Cha Premium Oolong, easy to make!
25 single serving tea bags in each box. Vacuum sealed for freshness.
Flavor: Woodsy, distinct flowery tones. Artichoke, herbal, pear flavor. pronounced flowery, herbal finish.
Garden: This artisan consistently achieves high ratings in virtually every oolong tea competition in Taiwan, including the largest oolong tea competition in the world. His co-op of farmers use no chemical fertilizers or weed killers, and only minimal water soluble pesticides early in the growing season.
Harvest: Machine cut in medium batches.
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This is a step above most generic four seasons oolong teas. The flavor profile is a little difficult to pin down as it changes every time. Sometimes it reminds me of TGY. It has the same sweet floral essence but not in your face. Thinner body and more delicate. Using more leaf accentuates its fruitiness and nectar especially when brewed in a yixing teapot.
Though I enjoyed this tea, it pales in comparison to BTT’s four seasons oolong which has a far more complex and memorable flavor.
Flavors: Floral, Sweet
Bought from a reddit tea sale. Used 3g in a 60mL gaiwan with 185 degree water.
Got a lot of floral and some vegetal flavors with a nice creamy texture – not super thick, but noticeable mouth feel. Pretty sweet tasting as well. Leaves seem like they’re pretty high quality, good vibrant green color and not too beat up or anything. In the later steeps I started getting a bit of a crisp, almost fruity note – may be what some have referred to as apple. This is my first Eco-Cha tea – may have to make an order with them at some point.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Vegetal
Not what I expected. I should have realized that this four season was a high mountain tea and not the usual Tie Guan Yin. I’ve never had a fruitier four seasons tea that yielded so many cups gong fu. I’d guess eight or nine.
Perfume, asian pear, apple, cinnamon, flowers, and honey were the kind of things I tasted. The fruity taste also had a tropical character which I loved. The cinnamon is a bit of an exaggeration, but there was an odd spiciness that I could at least approximate as cinnamon. Like the Shan Lin Xi, I particularly enjoyed this and would get some more Eco-Cha myself.
And this was all thanks to LuckyMe.
Resbonsibly sourced artisan tea that looks really great. How can you pass that? I recently ordered samples of unroasted green oolongs from Eco-cha. Couple of them were already sold out so I picked best of the rest; Jin Xuan, Tsui Yu and this one, Four Seasons Spring. Today I picked them up from post office and I’m already amazed. They came in vacuum sealed bags (like most oolongs do) and they even had this tiny thing that keeps moisture out. I don’t remember the word. :D
Anyways, Four seasons spring oolong has quite mild aroma, but still fresh and floral. Every nugget seems to have picked with passion. They’re even sized, quite small and look just fabulous. Shiny and glossy.
The brew is delicate, aromatic, floral and crisp with nice fruity finish. Longer brews bring out some spicy notes, especially cinnamon like stated in eco-cha website. Really clean and buttery mouthfeel. The color of it is also very pretty, pale green.
Really, really nice tea. One of the best four seasons I’ve tried.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Floral, Flowers, Fruity
I’ve been exploring my Eco-Cha tea…I must admit I am impressed at the quality so far.
This tea is stunning, in every way possible.
First, it just looks perfect to me. Fifty shades of green.
You can feel the love and care in every single little nugget.
The taste is remarkable. A clean high mountain fresh mouthfeel.
Floral breeze, buttery and creamy. It’s vegetal with a soft mineral rock taste. The wet leaf smells heavily of spinach.
I could drink this forever, just beautiful and so soothing.
The dried and unfurled leaves looked so perfect, they inspired me to photograph them.
I highly recommend this.
Pics of the session:
The Oolong balls are medium/large in size and are made up of brown, dark green, burnt yellow and medium green coloured leaves. I can see no impurities on the leaves such as spots or loss of colour nor can I see twigs/sticks amongst the balls. A quick sniff-spection reveals an elegant sweet and floral scent with a touch of grass.
Once steeped the tea is golden yellow in colour with a sweet floral and grassy scent. In flavour this is of medium/strong strength with sweet floral and grassy yet vegetal notes. The somewhat greenness flavour makes this taste very fresh. Quite earthy vegetables but green like string bean or sweet pea.
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This was a sale item I threw into my giant stock up on their Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Concubine oolong (which is really something to stock up on), and I was excited about the idea of Eco-Cha quality oolong in a travel-friendly tea bag. So, two different reviews.
As a travel tea: Pretty good. I’ll definitely take this with me on my next trip, and it’ll give me something pleasant, hot, and resteepable to have easily available. And I’ll really enjoy that. Despite it’s delicacy, it does have a touch of that oolong creaminess that I’ve never found in a tea bag before.
When I’m at home and have other choices: This wouldn’t really ever make the menu. It’s too delicate, and I’m not sure whether that is attributable to the tea itself or to the leaves struggling to expand in the tea bag (which really puffed up!). And there is a little flavor of the bag itself (when did I get to be so sensitive? Did I just write that?).