Traditional Buddha Hand
This comes from a brand new source, a garden on the lower elevations of Lalashan in the North of Taiwan. This garden is not certified organic, but the only thing they add to the soil is ground up soy beans and specially formulated compost. A very clean farm with good fengshui.
It is then processed in the traditional method, oxidized to old school standards and only gently rolled (not crushed) to avoid breaking the delicate fragrance molecules in the leaf. It then undergoes a long roasting process to bring out the fruity aroma and cure the leaf for long term storage.
We were overjoyed to find something so clean and delicious at such an affordable price! And it keeps getting better.
The tea plants on this farm are still relatively young (7 years), so this batch has plenty of oomph in the aroma and in the energy. It's a spunky tea. Rich, clean flavor of the Buddha Hand cultivar, which tastes fruity and aromatic. There is an ample roast and about 30% oxidation; combined with the strong healthy plants this makes for a full bodied tea with medium-heavy mouthfeel and long finish. Invigorating and refreshing body feeling. This tea is making us fall in love with Buddha Hand again.
Clean, flavorful and quaffable. A wholesome tea.
This Buddha Hand is delicious now, already quite well integrated, and is well suited to long term aging. Store in our vacuum sealed 150 gram bags, or inquire over email for larger quantities.
- Harvest Location : Lalashan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
- Roast Date : 2022 November
- Cultivar : Buddha Hand
- Farming : Unsprayed