Our in-house roasted Hong Shui (Red Water Oolong) is sourced from Dong Ding in central Taiwan and gently cured over traditional charcoal pit in Washington state. We roast with tropical fruitwood charcoal as we learned to in Taiwan.
Aroma is thick and sweet like dried fruit and freshly baked buns, even a hint of darker spices. Because of its Dong Ding origin, this tea leans toward the thick and chewy side of the spectrum, with a rich, comforting broth that drinks like hot cocoa. The fire curing process has concentrated the broth and aroma but not enough to shift its sweetness into savory. The sweetness of malt makes the foundation of this cozy tea.
Rich and full in the throat, this tea leaves me with a grounded warm energy in my body. Keeps well and improves with age.
Note : Each batch is a little different, as the charcoal fire is unpredictable and will shift even over the course of a few hours. We label each bag with a serial number so you know which batch your tea came from. If you particularly like a batch, you can request it by the serial number, but we may not have it anymore as each batch is quite small.
- Harvest Location : Dong Ding, Nantou, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : 2021 April
- Roast Date : 2023 June
- Farming : Third party testing at this garden found zero pesticide residues