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