After a while I kept coming across the exact same words that had been encountered elsewhere so I stopped recording
but these are some of my research notes
What is a “Se Zhong” Oolong
Salsero’s comment made me do some research (of a very limited nature) on the web.
Dragon Tea House have an oolong called “Supreme An Xi Ben Shan Se Zhong Oolong “
The site description is not clear
Ben Shan Oolong tea, lightly oxidized, comes from Anxi County, Fujian Province. Ben Shan Oolong tea is from its own variety, one of the 12 grown in the tea-rich region. The branch are strong and heavy, the peduncle are bright and thin it look like "the node of the bamboo" but have a little tine, the color of liquor is orange. The shape of the leaf is ellipse, and the surface is ridgy. It has a similar taste as Tie Guan yin but a light, floral, orchid flavour.
Se Zhong oolong, literally colored species oolong, are planted in the south area of Fujian province. Ben Shan was discovered by a guy called Yuan Xing in 1870, thus it has another name, Yuan Xing species. It is now one of the four most popular oolong in Anxi. There about 16,000 acres of Ben Shan tea gardens in Xi Ping, Hu qiu, Peng Lai, Sahng Qing, Chang Keng and Lu tian town.
Jing Tea House also have the same terminology Anxi Oolong Se Zhong Mao Xie
The description only talks about Mao Xie
have a tea called Se Zhong Oolong Tea
The description claims “Se Zhong Oolong tea is lightly oxidized oolong from Anxi district” is that a given for Se Zhong tea or just this particular example?(H)
reviews a tea called Se Zhong Cha (Fu Jian China Tea) .Zhong Guo Cha
interesting review but not sure I learned anything about Se Zhong
has an interesting paragraph about Anxi teas (no cut and paste so I’ll paraphrase) It is a name given to SPECIAL Anxi Teas. It is made as a blend from several different tea plants
http://cgi.ebay.es/Premium-Wulong-Diet- ... dZViewItem
Spanis Ebay have an item called “Se Zhong” with this description
“Se Zhong Oolong tea is lightly oxidized oolong from Anxi district, Se Zhong is a type of tea plant, Most noticeably the Se Zhong Oolong tea plant have extremely strong branches and their peduncles are bright and thin, Se Zhong means peak and to Chinese the Se Zhong Oolong symbolizes strength and endurance. When brewed, this tea offers a smooth taste, nutty flavor, and a sweet lingering aftertaste, This tea is also great served chilled. Studies have shown that this tea has weight loss benefits, Se Zhong contains Polyphenol that has been proven to control body fatness, It is a natural way to lose weight naturally.”
have a tea called simply “Se Zhong”
Popular oolong tea from Fujian Province, has a faint floral aroma and a greenish sweet flavor. The tea leaves are rounded small and firm.
https://secure.worldsourceintl.com/part ... cessed.htm
O-9-1-3 Se Zhong Cha (Fu Jian China Tea)
This fragrant, delicious China Oolong will delight you. Our “High Quality” selection is plucked in the Autumn when it is at it’s best.
O-9-3-1 Se Zhong Cha (Fu Jian China Tea)
ZGC offers a second Autumn picked selection that we grade as “Exceptional”. Even more fragrant than our “High Quality”
O-9-2-2 Se Zhong Cha (Fu Jian China Tea), (Spring plucking)
Graded as “Premium” this fine China Oolong will deliver fine Oolong aroma and taste that will include a gentle but distinct roasted character. This selection will add pleasing variety to your tea menu.
Grown in the Fuijan province, these are semi-fermented or "semi-green" teas with flavours varying from light and delicate to very strong. Se Zhong is a thick strong tea with colour but there are more light flavoured Oolongs such as Huan Jin Qui (Yellow Golden Flower), Shu Xian (Water Fairy), Da Hong Pao (Great Red Robe), Loui Gui (Meat Flower) and Wuyi Yan (Bohea Rock).
gives a grade scale of Oolong fermentation with examples
Lightest: Taiwan Bao Zhong (Fermentation: 7.5-19%)
Not so light: Taiwan Dong Ting Oolong (Fermentation: 20-30%)
Somewhere in the middle: Anxi Tie Guan Yin (Fermentation: 40-50%)
Now you’re getting there: Anxi Se Zhong (Fermentation: 50-60%)
Darkest: Taiwan Oriental Beauty (Fermentation: 70%)
are trying to find people to sell Se Chung(Se Zhong, superfine grade)
no info but more reveals a photo of what looks like fairly heavily roasted / fermented leaves