Nantou Amber

$28.25
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An oolong with a heritage, and a round, full-bodied flavor: this Taiwanese tea hails from seeds that were originally brought from the Wuyi Mountain area in Fujian, China, during the Qing Dynasty. Planted around Ming Jian Township in northern Taiwan, this old cultivar is suited to more oxidation and longer roasting during processing, and it’s coming back in favor amongst the greenish, highly fragrant oolongs that the region is now known for.

When steeped, the tightly balled leaves open with rich aromas of brown sugar, tropical fruit and peanut shell. Through subsequent infusions, the flavor balances shifts: fruitiness gives way to a pleasant caramel roastiness. As the liquor cools, it’s reminiscent of a Wuyi oolong, but maintains a tropical note characteristic of Taiwanese oolongs. If you’re a fan of the white flower profile of Nantou Four Seasons, try this for a deeper sweetness—think a floral-infused dark honey drizzled over grilled pineapple.

Country: Taiwan
Region: Nantou County
Tasting Notes: brown sugar, dried papaya, grapefruit
Harvest Season: Winter 2020

2 oz

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Brew temperature 210º F
Western style brewing 3-5 grams, 2-3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing ¼- full, 20-30 second steep

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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Kelley F.
Absolutely delightful!

This tea is delicate, fragrant and amazing! It holds up well to several rebrews. I will definitely reorder this!

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Elizabeth B.
Amber oolong tea

I usually purchase Nanto Oolong but wanted to try another oolong, and I am sorry say I am disappointed. This oolong doesn’t have the taste or fragrance I’m accustomed to.

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Yvonne B.
Smoky Reassurance

Fans of Nantou Four Seasons may well enjoy this leaf. It is more smoky and has a rich aroma that is reminiscent of tobacco and brown sugar. Don't be alarmed if you don't like the intensity of some stronger teas; Nantou Amber has a smooth finish and is suitable for breakfast or moments of quiet contemplation.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
67%
(2)
33%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
K
Kelley F.
Absolutely delightful!

This tea is delicate, fragrant and amazing! It holds up well to several rebrews. I will definitely reorder this!

E
Elizabeth B.
Amber oolong tea

I usually purchase Nanto Oolong but wanted to try another oolong, and I am sorry say I am disappointed. This oolong doesn’t have the taste or fragrance I’m accustomed to.

Y
Yvonne B.
Smoky Reassurance

Fans of Nantou Four Seasons may well enjoy this leaf. It is more smoky and has a rich aroma that is reminiscent of tobacco and brown sugar. Don't be alarmed if you don't like the intensity of some stronger teas; Nantou Amber has a smooth finish and is suitable for breakfast or moments of quiet contemplation.