Pomelo Blossom Aroma
Our friend Eric Chan has been head of his family’s heirloom arbor for a decade now. A young, third-generation grower situated in the venerable Phoenix Mountain Range of Guangdong, Eric melds a reverence for varietal oolong with a thirst for experimentation. To celebrate our fifth year of buying from Chan, we sourced a lot from one of his oldest parcels: You Hua Xiang ‘Pomelo Blossom Aroma’ a Phoenix Oolong very popular in 1886, when the grove was planted, less so today. A contemplative infusion; minimal oxidation, bamboo basket tumbling, and a light finishing bake endow the old tree material with an ethereal floral quality. Notes of orange marmalade, yuzu, and elderflower liqueur.
Region: Fenghuang, Guangdong, China
Variety: You Hua Xiang ‘Pomelo Blossom Aroma’
Harvest: April 7, 2021
Producer: Eric Chan
Brewing Recommendation: 6g tea | 340g water | 205F | 2:30