Se Chung Oolong
Updated: Apr. 10, 2012
About Se Chung Oolong
Se Chung Oolong
from Upton Tea
from Shanti Tea
The different varieties of se chung can be quite diverse, and the style is difficult to characterize universally. Tea sold as se chung can be a blend of several of these different Anxi oolongs. People posting on tea forums have suggested that the term "se chung" has been deliberately maligned by Tie Guan Yin producers.[1,5] It is often described as an undervalued tea, very inexpensive relative to its quality.
Although se chung usually refers only to teas grown in Anxi county and nearby regions, such as Yongchun, some of the se chung varietals of oolong are grown in other regions; RateTea has chosen to identify these teas as se chung oolongs, even if they are grown in other regions, such as the Wuyi mountains.
1. What is Sezhong? 色种, Teadrunk Forums, Nov. 1-Dec. 6, 2008, Retrieved Mar. 30, 2010.
3. Upton Tea quarterly, Upton Tea Imports, Vol. 18, No. 3, Summer 2009.
4. "Anxi Oolong", www.fmltea.com, Retrieved Oct. 10, 2009.
5. "Se Zhong - Unspecified Cultivar / Blend", TeaChat, www.teachat.com, Post Date June 3rd, 2009, Retrieved Oct. 10, 2009.
Varieties, Kinds, or Types of Se Chung Oolong
Best Se Chung Oolong
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