Another beautiful, delicate tea that has been bitten by the green leaf hopper early enough in the season to create the sensual sweet honey notes that the name implies. This one was processed with even greater care than usual to create a tea to be used in tea competitions. The pick is smaller, the bug bites more pronounced and the flavor profile is higher and lighter, creating a much more etherial drinking experience.
Competition style teas are usually much more expensive than normal teas and their value as 'better' can be subjective. This particular tea only won 4th place, which isn't a big win for this particular farm, hence we can get this tea at an affordable price compared to other teas of this calibre. If a tea wins the competition, it can sell for much more than 1$ a gram, which in our opinion is a crazy price for fresh tea. This tea is expensive compared to the regular production, but we think it is well within a good price/value range. For those who want to understand what a competition tea tastes like, this is a great opportunity to try some without breaking the bank(too much)!
**Like all our teas, there are no added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and additive-free!**
Status: Transitional, Regenerative
Cultivar: Jinxuan/BigLeaf Oolong Mix
Season: Fall 2018
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Rueishuei, Hualien
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~90C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~90c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps