Mountain White -- Taiwanese Old Growth White Tea Cake
Taiwanese Old Growth White Tea Cake
Made from the same material as our Taiwanese Sheng, this white tea is something special. Made from the September harvest of wild 100-300 year old Camellia Formosensis tea trees grown naturally in the forests of south western Taiwan it is a one-of-a-kind tea. Young sheng mixed with creamy sweet Earl Gray is the best way to describe the taste of last year's (first and only) version of the tea. We have sampled this year's fresh white tea maocha and we are sure it will make some amazing tea!
We have decided to buy a bunch of this tea but will only release about half of what we buy. We will age the rest and release it later.
**This tea was picked on November 9th, 2019 at around the same time that tea was stolen from another garden in a different area with similar trees. The stolen leaves were going to be made into a sheng that has been delayed until spring. The material for this cake is from a different area with many purple leaved tea trees, much more suited to making a white tea!
Status: Wild Garden, Regenerative, Organic
Cultivar: South Western Taiwan Wild Cultivar, Camellia Formosensis
Season: November 9th, 2019
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Liugui, Taiwan
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C water(205f), 10-15 second flash steeps for first 3-4 steeps then adjust to taste. Lasts 10+ steeps.
Western Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C water(205f), 1-2 minute steeps
This tea is a brand new style of tea and there are no firm and fast brewing rules yet. We would love to hear it if you find the best, or worst, way of brewing this wonderful tea!