We named this tea for its potential power of 'converting' those that know and love the classic 'Lipton' black tea flavor to higher quality stuff. Or at least we hope it can! Made with an Assamica cultivar imported into Taiwan by the Japanese 100 years ago, the tea is instantly recognizable as similar to the vast majority of black tea bags. BUT, it is made into a high quality tea. A black tea that is ball rolled, it has the familiar strong malty kick of tea bags but without the bitterness or astringency. Instantly familiar, and instantly recognizable as of higher quality, this tea has no pretensions of being anything other than a great, solid, assamica black tea.
If you do choose to try to 'convert' a heavy teabag drinker to some higher quality loose leaf, agrochemical free stuff using this tea please let us know how it goes. If there is a special occasion or event and you want to try it out, let us know and we most likely can give you some tea at cost. Good luck :)
**One of the only teas on the site that it is fine to, and even encouraged, to add milk and sugar to :)**
Other teas from this garden: Wild Cultivar Oolong (Eastern Camellia Formosensis), 2016 Luye Red
Status: Certified Organic
Season: November 2019
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Luye, Taidong
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.