This batch is from a new garden, and we like it even better than the garden we'd been sourcing from. We were so blessed to come across this tea. The farmer's integrity and attention to detail is fantastic.
This is a high mountain "red oolong" from Alishan. That means it is processed like a Taiwanese black tea, but the leaves are tightly ball rolled in the style of high mountain oolong. Plus it has a complexity of notes that reflects high elevation grown tea. The generally floral and citrus bright notes of Alishan come down an octave or two, becoming something more akin to tropical fruit notes. Because of the flamboyant fragrance and sweet broth, this tea gets a lot of compliments from a wide range of tea drinkers.
Velvety smooth and caramelly sweet with plentiful tropical fruit aroma. This is a charming tea.
Notes of papaya, lychee and caramel not only waft into the nose, but integrate fantastically into the flavor as well. Some teas have great aroma that doesn't translate to flavor, and some teas have great flavor but no aroma. This one, however, has the best of both worlds -- it tastes like it smells.
Rich bodied broth glides down the throat with ease and warms the belly. Very well executed tea with comforting feel and juicy notes. We are so excited to carry this tea!
- Harvest Location : Alishan, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : November, 2022
- Cultivar : Qing Xin