The seasonal characteristics of teas / 茶的季節特性

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In Taiwan, most tea regions could have four harvest in a year ( Up to 7 times for some places, such as Mingjiang)  Based on the time of harvest, the teas are classified into into four seasons, which are  spring, summer, fall and winter.

Most Taiwanese oolong drinkers would agree that teas in spring/ winter are superior than which in summer/ fall.  Some even only drink spring tea and winter tea.  But, could you tell the differences of the four seasonal teas?  

Here is the tip. We could distinguish them by the aroma and flavor 

  • Spring  is SWEET
  • Summer is BITTER
  • Fall is ASTRINGENT
  • Winter  is AROMATIC

說一下茶的季節特性,基本上大家同意春/冬茶比夏/秋茶好。有些人甚至只喝春茶或冬茶,但是你知道怎麼分辨四種季節茶的特性嗎?

下面是一點小訣竅,從香氣與滋味方面來看

  • 春茶甜
  • 夏茶苦
  • 秋茶澀
  • 冬茶香
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3 thoughts on “The seasonal characteristics of teas / 茶的季節特性

  1. 另有一說,個人覺得比較適用在形容各種茶的特色!
    春茶吃水
    夏茶吃紅
    秋茶吃氣
    冬茶吃香(台語發音)

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