This tea comes from a medium sized garden near the indigenous Atayal people's village Smangus, a remote village in Northern Taiwan known for virgin old growth forests and ancient cypress trees. Not many farmers are growing tea up there, and this specific garden is newly planted. Beautiful ecology, with lots of wild animals and plants around the tea bushes. Roughly located at 1500 meters. The 'sea of clouds' and mountain mist are beautiful in the morning.
So far, this Diva tea from the Smangus area has a lot of mango notes in the terroir every season, and this is no exception. Notes are fruit forward.
Not as heavily oxidized as last season, the 2023 Spring harvest falls in line with more modern processing techniques. There's a sweet rose note along with the classic mango taste from this garden. It wouldn't be a stretch to call this tea flamboyant.
On top of being a big fruity tea as it always seems to be, this season the buttery richness is on a new level. This is the butterbomb of the season.
- Harvest Location : Smangus, Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : May 2023
- Cultivar : Qing Xin Oolong
- Farming Method : Conventional
- Altitude : 1500 meters