Infinity 2017 Spring Wuliang Taiwanese Qingxin Wulong

$12.50$144.00

Description

This seriously unique wulong uses Taiwanese Qingxin varietal, but is grown in and processed by a Taiwanese master who, in addition to the tea itself, transplanted his processing skills to the ultra-high mountains of Yunnan, specifically Wuliang shan. While the standard for high mountain wulongs in Taiwan is 1000+ meters altitude, this tea comes from over 2300m, exaggerating the positive impact of altitude on the quality of tea.

Having undergone 100 hours of traditional charcoal roasting, this 2017 tea is in an excellent place, but also suitable for ageing. It has a creamy and thick texture with a strong, lasting finish in the mouth and throat. We don’t usually like to get too specific with flavours or notes, but this one has a certain clarity, with an initial scent of caramel and notes of toasted orange peel with a touch of cinnamon.

For a lighter-medium roast option with more fruit and floral, we recommend the 2019 version of this tea. But considering the limited availability of both of these, a comparison of both is probably the best choice.

$0.75/gram

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2 reviews for Infinity 2017 Spring Wuliang Taiwanese Qingxin Wulong

  1. 5 out of 5

    madcatmk3

    I received a sample of this with a recent order.

    This tea is a stunner. All the best roasty flavors you get a traditional Taiwanese high mountain oolong but with greater staying power. As long as I kept steeping it this tea never quit.

    It opens with a caramel roast flavor and cream taste and texture. Later brews begin to reveal a slight underlying spiced note – one that you don’t find in its Taiwanese counterparts.

    Overall a very good tea that holds its place among my top selection of roasted high mountain oolongs. Will gladly drink again.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    //Eyes dry leaf
    The rolling process didn’t end in perfect balls. It’s more irregular. Light stems contrast with the darker fudge leaves.

    //Nose dry leaf
    Chocolate coated fruits and comforting roasted nuts

    //Nose wet leaf
    More nuts and chocolate at this step

    //Eyes liquor
    Pink tinted orange liquor

    //Mouth texture
    Medium and oily texture. Little tingling on the tip of the tongue. Kind of heavyness in the mouth after a moment. Cheeks coating

    //Mouth taste
    Dulce de Leche, sweet condensed milk caramel, butterscotch dessert, very creamy

    //Nose Empty Cup
    Chocolate coated berries

    //Body sensation
    Heavyness in the mouth, thick salivation in the middle of the tongue. slightly increased heartbeat.

    //Brewing notes
    1 gram per 20 mL of water at 95C
    Brew 1 : 20 seconds
    Brew 2 : +5 seconds


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