Another gem found on a recent sourcing trip to the Sun Moon Lake area, this one is the product of amazing material and masterful craftsmanship. It one of the most unique oolongs we have ever tried.
This tea is thick, rich, buttery, fruity, floral and with just the right amount of bitterness and astringency to keep the richness of this tea from being too overpowering. The rare Fushou cultivar mixed with the Alishan terroir is as fascinating as it is pleasant. It is one of the more expensive young teas on the site, but we think the cost is well worth it.
The producer of this tea is a real character and someone that we look forward to developing a relationship with in the future. After sampling dozens of teas, this tea was offered to us at the end of our first visit with the introduction of 'this is the tea that I like to drink.' We might use that line as well.
**We almost always visit the gardens in person of the teas that we source but we made an exception on this one. The taste was so unique that we just took the word of the producer. Forgive us. Next year we will try hard to get out to this garden for the spring pick!
~This tea limited in quantity at the moment but we will get more in if the demand is high enough~
Area: Alishan, Chaiyi
Cultivar: Fushou (Buddha's Hand)
Season: Spring, 2020
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Cha: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water(205f), 30, 45, 1 minute then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-6 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 1 minute. Lasts 2-3 steeps