Lala Shan Hong ShuiFloating Leaves Tea
It's not really fair to call this tea organic. It is more than organic, the bushes are basically left to grow wild on the mountain. The field is small, a beautiful high elevation garden, tended by the most darling couple.
This tea is a GABA oolong. Rich, sweet and red. Deeply calming and nourishing. It's one of our favorite teas, we drink it every single day when we have it.
This batch of tea was harvested in 2017, and has been aging in our teacher’s shop in Taiwan ever since. This is a deluxe offering of Lalashan Hongshui, with a depth and power afforded by age.
The tea is rolled nice and tight, and brews up a deep, rich red as it unfolds. The slight tart note of aged oolong is present, surrounded by dried fruit, herbal and woody notes. Texture in the mouth is huge and complex. Excellent huigan (returning sweetness) and penetrating throat feel.
The Lalashan farmer is not making tea like this anymore, it’s much more like our first ever batches of Lalashan Hongshui. We don’t have much, so if you’re a Hongshui fan, we highly recommend you pick some up.
- Harvest Location : Lalashan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : 2017
- Roast Date : June 2022
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Minimum intervention, on the verge of wild