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Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong
Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong
Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong
Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong
Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong
Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong

Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong

Regular price $3.00

Bitter Sweet High Mountain Oolong

 

A powerful fall tea from our partner farm on Lishan, this tea has quite the unique story and taste. The summer of 2018 was a hot one in the high mountains of Taiwan and something rather rare happened. The bugs moved up the valleys into the higher elevations and preceded to bite the heck out of the tea plants! Even at the elevations about 1800m, the green leaf hopper managed to get a taste of the succulent fall sprouts of this particular tea, giving it an incredibly rare 'honey fragrance' taste on a high mountain tea. Unfortunately, the thrips travelled too and their bites can also be found on this strong tea, hence the bitter in the title.

What we are left with is a tea with a strong upfront buttery high mountain vegetal, smooth honey sweet aftertaste, and a bite if brewed too strongly! It is a complex, fascinating tea, and one that might not be the best for those new to high mountain oolongs. For those with a skilled pour however, it is one of the most interesting and rewarding oolongs we have on the site. And at the price we got it for, a steal for those that love a challenge!

If you love the bite and power of young sheng puer and the soft, sweet vegetal of high mountain oolong(and wanted a tea that had both) this might be a new favorite! 

 

Elevation: 2000m

Status: Tested Agrochemical Free, Grown Organically

Cultivar: QinXin

Oxidization: 15-20%

Season: August, 2018

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

Region: Lishan(Pear Mountain), 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. WARNING: Brewing the tea this way will be strong! (But if you enjoy a full taste experience we recommend it once :)

**This tea is a little edgy. Gentle, lower temperature steeps will pay off with a sweet buttery reward. If you brew too strongly however, you will know it!

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