A rounded oolong tea that has a beautiful citrus flavour and a sweet floral finish that is reminiscent of orchids and honey. This tea is refreshing and well balanced.
The tea is seasonally produced once a year. Grapefruit flowering occurs early in Spring for a short period. The largest concentration of flowers are available for harvest in March to late April.
Pomelo’s are a large citrus fruit that has a flavour of mild grapefruit. Selection of pomelo flowers suitable for scenting is very strict with only unblemished, full-grown, mature, white flowers that are high in aroma being used.
White bud chelan is a mellow, rounded and highly aromatic. It creates a beautiful base for the pomelo scenting.
Origin: Pinghe, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
Flavour profile: Sweet | Floral | Citrus
Processing highlights: The scenting process has been carried out traditionally to preserve the flower and ensure the fragrance is transferred to the semi-balled oolong. It is critical that the ratio of tea to pomelo flowers is optimal to produce a high grade of scented tea.
Cultivar: White Bud Chelan
Tea Master: Jiandon Zeng
Pomelo scented Chelan produces a well-balanced infusion that has delicate citrus notes and a delicious sweet finish that resembles orchids and honey.
This tea is lovely to drink on it’s own and will make a perfect accompaniment to sweets and fruit dishes. Try this tea with a single-origin dark chocolate that has fruity notes (e.g., Madagascar or Australia).
Leaf appearance: dark green-brown semi-ball shape
Aroma: Elegant orchid aroma of orchids with sweet honey notes
Liquor colour: Brilliant golden