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Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng

Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng

Regular price $9.50

Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng

 

 **This tea was released on January 2nd at a discount to members of our email list. If you want first pick on future teas like this please give a thought to joining it! **

 

A rumor that turned into reality, this tea is about as one-of-a-kind as they come. It has one of those 'too crazy to be true but verified with pictures' stories that have become all too common on our sourcing adventures. This tea is made from fresh tea material picked from wild 100-200 year old wild cultivar tea trees growing in the mountains of South Western Taiwan and then processed mirroring the Pu'er tea processing style of Yunnan, China. The finished product is something that is  new but familiar, and undeniably Taiwanese. The name Taiwanese Sheng fits it perfectly!

The taste profile is sweet, candied plums with a fresh feel as that you would get from a greenish high mountain oolong. The leaves are heavy and dense but the tea liquor is light and soft. There is a touch of young sheng pu'er bitterness if pushed too hard, but with 10-15 second infusions the tea unfolds in soft, sweet waves. Not a pu'er or an oolong, but something unique and special. We are immensely excited to see how this tea ages!

Grown by a multi generational tea farmer family in Liugui, Taiwan it has all the 'hipster' checkmarks that we need to have it as a long-term tea on the site. Mark, the main force behind this tea, just welcomed his first son into the world just a couple months ago!

 

Elevation: 1300-1400m

Status: Wild Garden, Regenerative, Organic

Cultivar: South Western Taiwan Wild Cultivar

Season: Winter 2018

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

Oxidization: Pu'er Processing Style

Region: Liugui, Taiwan

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 10-15 second flash steeps for first 3-4 steeps then adjust to taste. Lasts 10+ steeps.

Western Style: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WESTERN STYLE BREWING.

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Some find!

This is some find! It is indeed incomparable to other puerh like teas, at least the ones I know (maybe very remotely like a fermented version of a Honey Oolong). At first it strongly reminded me of a long-forgotten homeopathic medicine that my mother used to feed her children at the merest hint of a cough, but then the taste turned into a really delicious (slightly) bitter honey. And it just kept going. Only in the last infusions it started tasting somewhat more like an actual puerh tea. The long lasting sweet aftertaste was amazingly good, too.