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Missed Opportunity -- Wild Garden Chilaishan Oolong

Missed Opportunity -- Wild Garden Chilaishan Oolong

Regular price $4.00

Missed Opportunity 

Wild Garden Chilaishan Oolong

This tea has a story, as many of the teas on the site do. A few years ago we heard a rumor of a garden in a remote area of Chilaishan that has been abandoned for over 7 years coming back into production. This winter, we finally got our hands on some of that first production and we loved it. This tea is strong/subtle, flexible and long lasting, and has all the flavor characteristics we love in high mountain oolongs. It has a smooth sweet vegetal upfront that transitions to a subtle and long-lasting fruit flower finish. And when brewed grandpa style (just some leaves in a mug with hot water added), this tea lasts all day with no bitterness at all. 

Why is it called 'Missed Opportunity'? After this first harvest the garden was put into full conventional production, agrochemicals and all. We don't blame the farmer, he is young and the market for this kind of tea is still very small, but from our perspective it is a missed opportunity. Hopefully, in the future, as Mountain Stream Teas grows we will be in a position where we can help and support farmers like this stay on the organic path, if they want to of course!

## This tea is a limited run. No more of this tea is being produced. We have bought a bunch of it so we can offer you a great price for such a high quality tea, but once it is gone, it is gone. There will be no restock of this tea.##


Elevation: 1900m

Status: Wild Garden, Agrochemical free

Cultivar: QinXin

Oxidization: 35%

Season: Spring, 2018

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Region: Chi Lai Shan, Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 5+ steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 3+ minutes. 

** Try it Grandpa style at least once. Just throw some leaves in a mug and add hot water to taste. It is a perfect tea for the office!**

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
My all-time favorite
Fruit, flower, cake
Lingering and assertive
Not what I expected, but tasty.